Matt Haig - How To Stop Time (2nd Hand Paperback)
"I am old. That is the first thing to tell you. The thing you are least likely to believe. If you saw me you would probably think I was about forty, but you would be very wrong."
Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot, and now craves an ordinary life. It’s a life he once had, long-since buried but buried secrets have a habit of catching up with you and nobody can outrun their own past.
Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover - working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he'd never witnessed them first-hand. He can try to tame the past that is fast catching up with him. The only thing Tom must not do is fall in love.
How to Stop Time is a wild and bittersweet story about losing and finding yourself, about the certainty of change and about the lifetimes it can take to really learn how to live.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : As New
- Category : Fiction - Fiction - Uncategorised
- Published : 2017 (Canongate)
- ISBN : 9781782118640
- SKU : B000397
- PPC : LL250gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
'A rollicking time-hopping fantasy . . . How to Stop Time will provoke wonder and delight.' - The Observer.
'Hugely entertaining.' - John Boyne, Irish Times.
'Outlandish . . . heartwarming, perceptive prose.' - Daily Telegraph.
'An imaginative, ambitious novel by an author with an infectious passion for history and the human condition.' - Sunday Express.
'Haig writes exquisitely from the perspective of the heart-sore outsider, but at their most moving his novels reveal the unbearable beauty of ordinary life.' - The Guardian.
'Let Matt Haig take you on a journey . . . Brings every era to vibrant life . . . original and fascinating.' - Stylist.
'Tear-jerking, time-hopping romance.' - Mail on Sunday.
'A fabulous book.' - Stephen Fry.
Matt Haig is an English novelist and journalist. He has written both fiction and non-fiction for children and adults, often in the speculative fiction genre.
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