This week’s book is an epic that spans a lifetime. Except that this particular lifetime just happens to include Shakespeare’s England, jazz age Paris and surfing in Byron Bay. The book is How to Stop Time – the latest novel by bestselling author Matt Haig, and it has been described as “a wild, bittersweet, time-travelling story about love, loss and living in the moment.”
Tom Hazard is a history teacher living a quiet suburban life in a Cathedral town in England. He likes his job but has no real friends, spends his time on the internet or playing the piano, and pushes away anyone who tries to get close to him.
But Tom has a secret. He suffers from progeria, a condition that causes the body to age ten times slower than normal. He looks 40 but is actually 408. He won’t die for another few centuries. In his lifespan he has had time to learn 13 languages, has become an expert at fighting and piano playing, but all of this has a cost. He must change his identity every few years to avoid discovery. How to Stop Time is his story.
This week we have THREE copies of this intriguing novel to give away. To win one, simply share with us (in 25 words or fewer) what YOU would choose to stop time for. The three answers we like best will be each receiving a copy of this book!
THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. THANKS FOR YOUR ENTRIES! WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN OUR NEWSLETTER.