Gentle, thought-provoking and surprisingly pacey I quickly found myself engrossed in this debut novel by Anne Youngson. Almost all the story is about a relationship between two people whose friendship develops through their unlikely correspondence. Whilst that may sound a little pedestrian, I can assure you it is not. The story is beautifully developed with a natural style that makes the art of letter writing appear effortless.
The central characters, an East Anglian farmer’s wife and a Danish museum curator, are both likable as they are intelligent, compassionate people who find themselves lonely even though they have families and busy lives.
Meet Me at the Museum is a charming story and is certain to be enjoyed by anyone who values genuine friendships, or holds the belief that you are never too old to meet your soul mate!
Youngson’s development of the romance through their exchanged letters is subtle and leaves the reader willing them to summon the courage to meet in person. I encourage you to read the book to discover if they do indeed Meet at the Museum!