Meet Me at the Museum

Meet Me at the Museum

Please be aware I am writing to you to make sense of myself ... When the curator of a Danish museum responds to a query about ancient exhibits, he doesn?t expect a reply. When Tina Hopgood first wrote it, nor did she ? Professor Anders Larsen, an urbane man of facts, has lost his wife, along with his hopes and dreams for the future. He does not know that a query from a Mrs Ti Please be aware I am writing to you to make sense of myself ... When the curator of a Danish museum re...

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Title:Meet Me at the Museum
Author:Anne Youngson
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:Meet Me at the Museum
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Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:224 pages pages

Meet Me at the Museum Reviews

  • Anne
    May 16, 2018
    This is a short novel at just 224 pages, but it's a story that creeps into the heart and stays there. Wonderfully written, centred on just two main characters, but beguiling and beautiful and so very insightful. Tina Hopgood had always planned to visit the Silkeborg Museum in Denmar...
  • Karen
    May 19, 2018
    4.5* I do enjoy an epistolary novel, especially when it is done well ? and Meet Me at the Museum is very well written indeed. Tina Hopgood, a farmer?s wife from East Anglia and Anders Larsen, curator of the Silkeborg Museum in Denmark strike up an unlikely friendship when Tin...
  • Barb in Maryland
    Aug 11, 2018
    4.5 stars. I was expecting fluff or perhaps twee. What I got was a meditative examination of life, regrets, grief and the necessity of a friend with whom to share your thoughts. Still thinking about this one... ...
  • Tonstant Weader
    Jul 23, 2018
    After her best friend Bella died, Tina Hopgood wrote to a professor at the Silkeborg Museum where the Tollund Man lies waiting for visitors like Tina and Bella who always hoped to go see him. Kristian, the curator, wrote back to let her know the professor had long passed and so began a...
  • Jan Polep
    Sep 01, 2018
    So, a mummified Bog Man brings together a farmer's wife from England and a museum curator in Denmark. Crazy, hun? Story is told in letters and emails, starts with a dedication in "The Bog People" by Prof. Glom to English school children students, and continues as one of the students co...
  • Cindy Burnett
    Aug 26, 2018
    4.5 stars This is a beautiful, beautiful book. Meet Me at the Museum is told solely through letters between Tina Hopgood, a farmer?s wife in England, and Anders Larsen, the curator at a Danish museum. As they continue to write back and forth to each other, their lives, loves and l...
  • Ericka Seidemann
    Jul 19, 2018
    This is just what I wanted. I love epistolary novels. A story in letters creates a novel that is immediately intimate. Meet Me at the Museum is well-crafted and heartfelt without being maudlin or sentimental. Tina Hopgood, farm wife in East Anglia, writes to Dr. Glob in Denmark,...
  • Karen Mace
    May 11, 2018
    I always like to be surprised by a book and this one definitely did that! I loved it!!! The premise is astonishingly simple - 2 strangers writing to each other with a 2,000 year old bog man at the centre of their bond - and the result is that we get to read their letters and see how 2 ...
  • Penny (Literary Hoarders)
    Feb 09, 2018
    When I first saw the description of this book, I felt it was something that I needed to read Right Now! It isn't released until August, so I'm happy to have received it from Netgalley. It's a short little book, the ebook was under 200 pages so it was easy to start and finish in a few s...
  • Whitney
    Sep 01, 2018
    I do not usually enjoy epistolary novels. It takes extra effort to read the letters written between one character and another. Also, I need to remind myself to check the location and date mark at the beginning of each missive. That style of reading takes extra work, somewhat like poetr...
  • PorshaJo
    Sep 10, 2018
    What a wonderful surprise this gem of a book was for me. I do not recall how I learned of this book but I recall seeing my library got the audio and I immediately put myself on the list. Finally, it arrived and I jumped right in. I pushed through this, wanting to know what would happen...
  • Moray Teale
    Feb 06, 2018
    Epistolary novels are not my favourite style. When they work they can be remarkable but when they don?t (and this happens often) they can ruin what might otherwise be a successful narrative. In Anne Youngson?s tale a woman in her sixties writes to a Danish scholar at the Silkeborg ...
  • Eva
    May 16, 2018
    3.5* --> 4 The story of Meet Me At The Museum starts when Tina Hopgood emails a professor at a museum in Denmark. She and her best friend have always wanted to visit the museum to view an archeological discovery that has held their interest. But now Tina?s friend has died and T...
  • Louise Marley
    May 23, 2018
    The striking cover of this book caught my eye but I wasn't sure if it was going to be my 'thing', because I am not keen on stories told in the format of letters. But my friends were raving about it so I thought I'd take a chance, and I'm so pleased I did. On impulse Tina Hopgood wri...
  • Cathie
    Sep 09, 2018
    In the likeness of 84, Charing Cross Road. A moving story of two pen pals and their growing relationship as they begin to share their stories of their lives: what it feels to be happy, lonely, and evaluate what their purpose is in life, their sacrifices, their role as a spouse, parent,...
  • Bonnie Brody
    Jul 20, 2018
    In this epistolary novel, two people meet over their common love of the Tollund Man, both a true archaeological find and the subject of a poem by Seamus Heaney. In 1964, Tina Hopgood was in a class with Danish Professor who talked to them about the Tollund man. Tina, a married woman of...
  • Mary Lins
    Jul 07, 2018
    You?ll read words like ?charming? and ?endearing? when perusing reviews of Anne Youngson?s, ?Meet Me at the Museum?, and those adjectives are apt, but the novel is also full of interesting facts about archeology and anthropology that I found fascinating, and a unique en...
  • Charlie
    May 27, 2018
    Good book -an epistolary novel is somewhat interesting. Not my cup of tea. Could only read about half of the book so I had to pass this story on to another reviewer for their opinion and a little bit of mine. I couldn't finish it but the other reviewer did. The take is ----the story...
  • LibraryReads
    Jul 20, 2018
    "A touching epistolary novel about a an English farmer?s wife and a museum curator who may be in for an unexpected second act." Marilyn Sieb, L.D. Fargo Public Library, Lake Mills, WI ...
  • Joyce
    Aug 20, 2018
    Het boek is een briefwisseling tussen twee mensen van middelbare leeftijd: een vrouw, wonend in Engeland, op een boerderij, met haar man en volwassen kinderen, en een man, wonend in Denemarken, weduwnaar en conservator in een museum. Via de briefwisseling leren we langzaam maar zeker b...
  • Alison
    May 20, 2018
    Meet Me at the Museum is one of the hidden gems among books. If you want a fairly sentimental, gentle story set a generation ago then take a look. As long-term childhood friends Tina & Bella committed themselves to visiting a museum in Denmark. The Professor had sent an invitati...
  • LAPL Reads
    Aug 24, 2018
    A woman, who has worked on a farm in Bury St. Edmunds, England for her entire adult life, has dreamed for decades of visiting the Silkeborg Museum in Denmark with her best friend to see The Tollund Man, a naturally preserved mummy discovered in a peat bog. When her friend dies, she sen...
  • Nancy
    Jul 21, 2018
    3.5 Anne Youngson's debut is a charming epistolary novel about strangers who discover themselves in letter writing. Tina's one fatal mistake lead to a life as a farmer's wife, and now that her best friend has died she is struggling to find purpose and meaning. Tina writes to Prof....
  • Paromjit
    May 05, 2018
    This is a short and moving epistolary novel from Anne Youngson about the unexpected blossoming of a late flowering love sparked entirely through the letters between them. In Bury St Edmunds Tina Hopgod, is a hard working farmer's wife and grandmother, and Professor Anders Larsen, is a ...
  • MaryBeth's Bookshelf
    Aug 13, 2018
    Anne Youngson's debut novel is a beautifully written epistolary novel set in England and Denmark. Tina Hopsgood decides to write a letter to a professor who dedicated his book about the Tollund Man to her and her classmates twenty years ago. She receives a response back from Anders Lar...
  • Scarlett Readz and Runz....Through Novel Time & Distance
    Jul 13, 2018
    3.5 sweetie-pies ?Our letters have meant so much to us because we have both arrived at the same point in our lives. More behind us than ahead of us.? -Anne Youngson They have never met. They have never even seen a picture of the other. They live over 700 miles apart. Yet, ...
  • Paula Bardell-Hedley
    Feb 10, 2018
    The promotional blurb accompanying this title appealed to me because it mentioned letter writing and Scandinavia, two themes guaranteed to arouse my curiosity. That it concerns also a profound friendship developing between two people who know each other simply because of words on paper...
  • Ronnie Turner
    May 30, 2018
    Tina Hopgood writes a letter to an elderly professor in the hopes of receiving a response and some form of clarity to smooth away her woes. Tina is a sixty-year-old wife, mother and grandmother who suddenly realises that her life has flown by, dictated not by her hand but by those arou...
  • Kate Yates
    Aug 02, 2018
    Lots of strands that resonated such as the female character living in Bury St Edmunds and the interest in archaeology. I could also identify with the ideas that the two characters were corresponding about. This was a debut novel so hoping she writes more! ...
  • Rhi
    Jun 05, 2018
    This was the perfect tonic; I?ve been reading a lot of dark, quite heavy themed books recently so this was exactly what I needed ? just a lovely, thought-provoking and empowering story (before I return to my dystopian thrillers). It?s a great format for a novel and a real skil...