How to Stop Time

by Matt Haig

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How to Stop Time Synopsis

';A quirky romcom dusted with philosophical observations.A delightfully wittypoignant novel.' The Washington Post ';She smiled a soft, troubled smile and I felt the whole world slipping away, and I wanted to slip with it, to go wherever she was going I had existed whole years without her, but that was all it had been. An existence. A book with no words.' Tom Hazard has just moved back to London, his old home, to settle down and become a high school history teacher. And on his first day at school, he meets a captivating French teacher at his school who seems fascinated by him. But Tom 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. Tom has lived history--performing with Shakespeare, exploring the high seas with Captain Cook, and sharing cocktails with Fitzgerald. Now, he just wants an ordinary life. Unfortunately for Tom, the Albatross Society, the secretive group which protects people like Tom, has one rule: Never fall in love. As painful memories of his past and the erratic behavior of the Society's watchful leader threaten to derail his new life and romance, the one thing he can't have just happens to be the one thing that might save him. Tom will have to decide once and for all whether to remain stuck in the past, or finally begin living in the present. How to Stop Timetells alove story across the agesand for the agesabout a man lost in time, the woman who could save him, and the lifetimes it can take to learn how to live.It is a bighearted, wildly original novel about losing and finding yourself, the inevitability of change, and how with enough time to learn, we just might find happiness. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

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ISBN: 9780525587484
Publication date: 6th February 2018
Author: Matt Haig
Publisher: Books on Tape Books on Tape
Format: Ebook
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction
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Matt Haig 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: 9780525587484
Publication date: 06/02/2018
Format: Ebook

ISBN: 9781782118640
Publication date: 14/12/2017
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ISBN: 9781782118619
Publication date: 06/07/2017
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About Matt Haig

Matt Haig is an author for children and adults. His memoir Reasons to Stay Alive was a number one bestseller, staying in the British top ten for 46 weeks. His children’s book A Boy Called Christmas was a runaway hit and is translated in over 40 languages. It is being made into a film starring Maggie Smith, Sally Hawkins and Jim Broadbent and The Guardian called it an ‘instant classic’. His novels for adults include  the award-winning How To Stop Time, The Radleys, The Humans and the number one bestseller The Midnight Library. He has sold ...

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