I feel I'm failing them - feeling lost
Is this a normal thing? - neighbour using wifi
Only telling GN pals - secret talent
Meet Me at The Museum is a deep and luminous novel of self-discovery and second chances by debut novelist Anne Youngson, and our book club pick for June. As ever, we have 50 copies to give away.
Stirred by memories from childhood years ago, Tina Hopgood writes to the curator of a Danish museum. She does so without anticipation of response. What happens next is the beginning of a correspondence, a friendship, a telling of lives and stories and the possibility of a future more hopeful than she had anticipated for herself.
Meet Me at the Museum tells of a man and a woman with more of their life behind them than ahead, both of whom face new beginnings when they connect unexpectedly through letters and a shared love of ancient history, personal treasures and nature.
In a story that is at once urgent and tender, Youngson reminds us how the power of words can tell us so much we don’t yet know of ourselves, and polishes the everyday until it gleams.
"Tender, wise and moving, Meet Me at the Museum is a novel to cherish" - John Boyne
"Quietly intriguing, beautifully observed, full of powerful emotions" - Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things
Anne Youngson had a long and successful career in the motor industry after finishing a degree in English. Having taken early retirement, she worked as an Enterprise Advisor to schools, before joining a small consultancy team, working on major skills development programmes for a range of clients. After leaving the motor industry, she began to take writing more seriously. She did an undergraduate diploma at the Oxford University Department of Continuing Education and an MA in Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes. Anne is married, with two adult children and one grandchild to date – and two more on the way. She is now studying for a PhD at Oxford Brookes.
Meet Me at the Museum is published by Doubleday on 17 May 2018. We have now given away our free copies. If you do receive one, we'll need you to add your questions and comments for Anne to the thread (coming soon!) by the end of June.