how to stop time
Book of the Month: July 2017
Signed by the Author
UK First Edition, First Printing

ISBN: 9781782118619
Publisher: Canongate
  • Limited Edition
  • Sprayed Edges
Only 600 Copies


Available July 1, 2017


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This is a beautiful, whimsical and heartwarming story from the brilliant Matt Haig. We fell in love with it whilst reading and think you'll do exactly the same...

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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.

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.

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