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Matt Haig - How To Stop Time (2nd Hand Paperback)

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"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.

Synopsis
  • 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.
External Reviews

'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.

The Author

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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