Tom Hazard is a History teacher in London. He’s a pretty good teacher because to him it isn’t History – Tom has been alive for centuries. Marion is Tom’s daughter. She’s also still alive. Tom had to leave her and her mother to keep them safe but it’s the greatest regret of his life and Tom will do anything to find Marion alive. After all, there’s no point to life if he can’t find her. Is there?
This is yet another lovely, thought provoking story by the brilliant Matt Haig who, once again, goes right down to the essence of humanity and pulls out what living is “all about”. Tom has had a long and fascinating life but it isn’t enough; he lost the woman he loved and was then scared to put himself in that position again. The lovely scenes with Camille are what remind us all that the important thing to do is not to spend those times worrying about what will happen in the future and instead to concentrate on what we have right now. Living in the present is the only way.
Once again, Matt Haig reminds us what is is to be human. Once again, he’s right!