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2020 Longlist

Meet me at the Museum

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

In Denmark, Professor Anders Larsen, an urbane man of facts, has lost his wife and his hopes for the future. On an isolated English farm, Tina Hopgood is trapped in a life she doesn’t remember choosing. Both believe their love stories are over.

Brought together by a shared fascination with the Tollund Man, subject of Seamus Heaney’s famous poem, they begin writing letters to one another. And from their vastly different worlds, they find they have more in common than they could have imagined. As they open up to one another about their lives, an unexpected friendship blooms. But then Tina’s letters stop coming, and Anders is thrown into despair. How far are they willing to go to write a new story for themselves?

 

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Anne
Youngson

Anne Youngson is retired and lives in Oxfordshire. She has two children and three grandchildren to date. Meet Me at the Museum is her first novel and was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award.

Anne Youngson is retired and lives in Oxfordshire. She has two children and three grandchildren to date. Meet Me at the Museum is her first novel and was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award.

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NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

Such a positive portrayal of “real” people – deceptively light as it touches on some really complex issues. Norfolk Library and Information Service, England

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Country
United Kingdom
Original Language
English
Author
Publisher
Doubleday London

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