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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 *

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Absolutely terrific -- GRAHAM NORTON

My favourite book of this year, and most others. A dazzling read. Time stopped still -- DANNY WALLACE

Compelling and full of life's big questions, How to Stop Time is a book you will not be able to put down -- GRAEME SIMSION, author of THE ROSIE PROJECT

Strange and brilliant and heartfelt -- JENNY COLGAN

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 VERUS ALEX WOODS

Matt Haig is a writer for children and adults who is adept at digging into the human heart ― * Sunday Times *

Full of Haig's trademark humour and humanity. It is a wonderfully entertaining ride through centuries of adventure with a gloriously heart-warming message. A must read ― * Sunday Mirror *

An epic, spellbinding new book . . . this is a brilliant page-turner about family, love and dangerous secrets ― * Cosmopolitan *

Halt everything to read Matt Haig's How to Stop Time . . . A tale that makes you fall in love with reading all over again ***** ― * The Sun *

An ambitious plot is deftly handled in this exquisitely written novel. A joy! ***** ― * Heat Magazine *

Engrossing . . . A book to relish ― * Metro *

An exploration of how to make peace with one's past in a world where time seems to rush past faster than ever ― * Sunday Post *

A moving tale of regret and redemption ― * Psychologies *

An epic, spellbinding new book . . . A brilliant page-turner about family, love and dangerous secrets ― * Cosmopolitan *

A tender, affecting novel about Tom Hazard, who's lived for 400 years. He's got it all under control as long as he doesn't fall in love. Guess what happens next? ― * Red, 2017’s best summer reads *

The narrator is 400 years old, but the sardonic asides give this pacy novel a modern twist. Matt Haig has designs on our heartstrings . . . The energy and zip of this book are hard to resist -- Hermione Eyre ― * Guardian *

A completely wonderful book -- JOANNA CANNON, author of THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP

A refreshing exploration of how to make peace with one's past selves ― * The Herald *

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A love story for the ages . . . A fresh spin on familiar ideas and, at its best, gets to the heart of what defines us as human ― * iNews *

Inventive, exciting, moving and bursting with insight about history, time and what it is to be human -- KATE WILLIAMS, author of THE PLEASURES OF MEN

Matt Haig has proven his worth as a fictional writer and an ambassador for mental health awareness, and this novel conveniently merges the two in a fun, dynamic story of overcoming grief and one's past towards a healthy and stable mental wellbeing ― * Student Newspaper * --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

Matt Haig is the number one bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and The Humans and four other books for adults. 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 translated into 30 languages. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01N9PVQE4
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Canongate Books; Main edition (6 July 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2214 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 336 pages
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Matt Haig is the number one bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive, Notes on a Nervous Planet and six highly acclaimed novels for adults, including How to Stop Time, The Humans and The Radleys. His latest novel is The Midnight Library and the audiobook edition is read by Carey Mulligan. Haig also writes award-winning books for children, including A Boy Called Christmas, which is being made into a feature film with an all-star cast. He has sold more than a million books in the UK and his work has been translated into over forty languages.

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