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The Resource How to Stop Time

How to Stop Time

Label
How to Stop Time
Title
How to Stop Time
Statement of responsibility
Matt Haig
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'The first rule is that you don't fall in love. There are other rules too, but that is the main one. No falling in love. No staying in love. No daydreaming of love. Because otherwise, of course, you slowly lose your mind . . .'Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but he was born in 1581. Owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Shakespeare's England to jazz age Paris and voyaging the Pacific, Tom has seen a lot, and now craves an ordinary life.Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom now has the perfect cover - working as a history teacher at a London school. Here, he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he'd never witnessed them first-hand. He can try and tame the past that is fast catching up with him. The only thing Tom mustn't do is fall in love.How to Stop Time is a wild, bittersweet, time-travelling, story about losing and finding yourself; about the certainty of change, and the mistakes humans are doomed to repeat.And about the lifetimes it can take to learn how to live
Summary
A man with a secret rare condition that has enabled him to survive for centuries moves to London to become a high-school history teacher and considers defying his protective guardians' rule against falling in love when he becomes entranced by a captivating colleague
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2018.
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10582094
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Haig, Matt
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Fantasy Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
How to Stop Time
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:CGB_417166
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781782118633
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
How to Stop Time
Control code
BORROWBOX:CGB_417166
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781782118633
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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