How to Stop Time

by Matt Haig

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How to Stop Time Synopsis

'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. 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.

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How to Stop Time Press Reviews

'Matt Haig has an empathy for the human condition, the light and the dark of it, and he uses the full palette to build his excellent stories' -- Neil Gaiman

'Matt Haig uses words like a tin-opener. We are the tin' -- Jeanette Winterson

'How to Stop Time is a beautiful, and necessary book. I feel very lucky to have read it. It is magical, intriguing and at times, very sad. A triumph' -- Marian Keyes

'Matt Haig is astounding' -- Stephen Fry

'It's not easy to write a book that's simultaneously fun and serious and gripping and simple and profound, but Matt Haig manages it again and again. How to Stop Time is just brilliant' -- Gavin Extence, author of The Universe Versus Alex Woods

'Strange and brilliant and heartfelt' -- Jenny Colgan

'Goodness. What a stunning book. Brilliant, beautiful and mindbendingly magnificent' -- Jill Mansell

'My favourite book of this year, and most others. A dazzling read. Time stopped still' -- Danny Wallace

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ISBN: 9781782118619
Publication date: 06/07/2017
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782118619
Publication date: 6th July 2017
Author: Matt Haig
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Fantasy, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Matt Haig

Matt Haig was born in Sheffield in 1975 and grew up in Nottinghamshire. He has lived in London and Spain, and now lives in north Yorkshire. His writing has frequently appeared in the UK press. He is the author of The Last Family in England, a UK bestseller narrated by a Labrador, The Dead Fathers Club, an update of Hamlet featuring an eleven-year-old boy and The Possession of Mr Cave. He has also written two children's novels, Shadow Forest, and its sequel The Runaway Troll. Matt Haig on his teen novel, The Radleys: "This is a story about growing up, first ...

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