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MATT HAIG - HOW TO STOP TIME

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Join us for an evening in the company of one of our most celebrated contemporary writers, Matt Haig, who returns to Booka to talk about his highly anticipated new novel How to Stop Time. Matt is the bestselling author of The Humans, Reasons to Stay Alive and The Radleys, as well as children’s books and screenplays.

How to Stop Time, is about ageing and identity, the nature of change and the transformative nature of love.

"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.

We're delighted to welcome Matt back to Booka to talk about his brilliant time-twisting, life-affirming new novel.

Event Format: Author talk 'in conversation' followed by audience Q&A and book signing.

NB The event starts at 7.30pm (doors open 7.00pm)

Tickets: £5 plus booking fee (redeemable against a signed copy of How to Stop Time) Includes a glass of wine/soft drink on arrival.

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