Anne Youngson

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Anne Youngson worked for many years in senior management in the car industry before embarking on a creative career as a writer. She has supported many charities in governance roles, including Chair of the Writers in Prison Network, which provided residencies in prisons for writers. She lives in Oxfordshire and is married with two children and three grandchildren to date. Meet Me at the Museum is her debut novel, which is due to be published around the world.

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Anne Youngson Thank you for the question, Judy. I have spent several holidays on canal boats, just like the one I describe in the book. But my main source of inform…moreThank you for the question, Judy. I have spent several holidays on canal boats, just like the one I describe in the book. But my main source of information and inspiration was my sister, who set off to live on one for several years after she and her husband retired. They cruised round the whole canal network and only went back to living in a house when their health wasn't good enough to carry on. It was hard, some of the time, but on the whole a peaceful, gentle way to live. We could all do with some peace and gentleness in these difficult times.(less)
Anne Youngson I am always writing. I have found it a good way to fill all the empty space in this last year, when we weren't able to be sociable and travel, and I a…moreI am always writing. I have found it a good way to fill all the empty space in this last year, when we weren't able to be sociable and travel, and I am half way through the third book. And as soon as I have finished that, I will be looking round for the next idea to start number four.(less)
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“But I do not mind. I am like a man standing on a shore watching people he loves rowing a boat. As long as they are safe in the boat, nothing else is so important.”
Anne Youngson, Meet Me at the Museum

“I understand now that loneliness is worse if there are people about than if there are not.”
Anne Youngson, Meet Me at the Museum

“You have a gift for finding joy in small moments, which is a thing I used to have, but have lost,”
Anne Youngson, Meet Me at the Museum

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