OUT OF PRINT: How to Stop Time - The Illustrated Edition: Limited Numbered Edition, Double Signed by Matt Haig & Chris Riddell
How to Stop Time - The Illustrated Edition
Published 16 November 2017
Limited, numbered edition of Matt Haig’s Sunday Times bestselling novel illustrated throughout by the award-winning Chris Riddell. Signed by the author and illustrator, with sprayed edges.
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.
This special Illustrated Edition features over fifty enchanting line drawings by the award-winning artist Chris Riddell.
“A rollicking time-hopping fantasy … How to Stop Time will provoke wonder and delight”
“Outlandish … heartwarming, perceptive prose”
“An imaginative, ambitious novel by an author with an infectious passion for history and the human condition”
“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”