Meet Me at the Museum: Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2018
A BEAUTIFUL NOVEL ABOUT LATE LOVE AND SECOND CHANCES
'A moving tribute to friendship and love, to the courage of the ordinary, and to starting again' RACHEL JOYCE
'Full of grace and humanity' Sunday Times
This story begins with a letter
From a housewife
to the gentle curator
Of an extraordinary museum
Where lies peacefully
An ancient exhibit
That holds the key
MEET ME AT THE MUSEUM tells of a connection made across oceans and against all the odds. Through intimate stories of joy, despair, and discovery, two people are drawn inexorably towards the other, until a shattering revelation pushes their friendship to the very edge. This deeply affecting debut novel by seventy-three year-old Anne Youngson won the Paul Torday Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award.
'Insightful, emotionally acute and absorbing' DAILY EXPRESS
'Beautiful and affecting' NINA STIBBE
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:
'I loved this book. It was so different from anything else I have read'
'I just loved this book and read it in one sitting. There were times when I felt like underlining the sentences that resonated with me'
'I read this book one letter at a time, just to let the contents sink in. Tears came to my eyes'
WINNER OF THE PAUL TORDAY MEMORIAL PRIZE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MCKITTERICK PRIZE
About the author
ANNE YOUNGSON lives in Oxfordshire and is married with two children and three grandchildren to date. MEET ME AT THE MUSEUM, her debut novel, was shortlisted for the Costa Best First Novel Award and won the inaugural Paul Torday prize for debut fiction by writers over sixty. Her exquisite new novel, a BBC Radio 2 Book Club pick, is also about the joy of discovering new experiences and friendships. Her work is published around the world.