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A Mummified Corpse Sparks Friendship: Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson

Updated: Nov 23, 2020

Mrs. Tina Hopgood lives on a farm in England with her family and strikes up an email correspondence with Professor Anders Larsen, a lonely museum curator in Denmark. The two exchange letters, then emails that touch on a plethora of important topics beyond history and societal changes, to include their insights on families, personal growth and dreams.

Similar in style to 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff, Meet Me at the Museum's narrative is comprised of letters between the two characters. The conversation springboards from Hopgood's disenchantment with her life and the desire to visit the Tollund Man in Denmark, and blossoms into a beautiful conversation about culture, history and family values, while their relationship flowers into a a nurturing friendship that helps one another through difficult times.

A lovely, heartwarming short novel that will delight lovers of books, writing and reading letters.

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Tidbit on the Tollund Man:

The Tollund Man is the nearly mummified corpse of a man who lived during 4th century BCE and was discovered in the 1950s in Denmark.


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