The #1 UK bestseller, with over 200,000 copies sold: a rare, wise and uplifting novel - a book to recommend to everyone.
The Sunday Times bestseller
A Richard & Judy book club pick
Winner of the 2017 Books Are My Bag Readers Award For Popular Fiction
How many lifetimes does it take to learn how to live?
Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old history teacher, but he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to Byron Bay, Tom has seen it all. As long as he keeps changing his identity he can keep one step ahead of his past - and stay alive. The only thing he must not do is fall in love...
About the Author
Matt Haig is the number one bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and seven other highly acclaimed books for adults, including How to Stop Time, a Sunday Times bestseller, and The Humans. As a writer for children and young adults he has won the Blue Peter Book Award, the Smarties Book Prize and been shortlisted three times for the Carnegie Medal. His work has been published in forty languages.
A rollicking time-hopping fantasy . . . How to Stop Time will provoke wonder and delight * * Observer * *
Hugely entertaining -- JOHN BOYNE * * Irish Times * *
Outlandish . . . heartwarming, perceptive prose -- ANITA SETHI * * 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 * * 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
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
Absolutely terrific -- GRAHAM NORTON
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 27th June 2018
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 14.5 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.22