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The Thief of Time By John Boyne

The Thief of Time by John Boyne

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Summary

Matthieu Zela has lived his life well. In fact, he's lived several lives well. Because Matthew Zela's life is characterised by one amazing fact: his body stopped ageing before the end of the eighteenth century. Starting in 1758, a young Matthieu flees Paris after witnessing his mother's brutal murder.

The Thief of Time Summary

The Thief of Time by John Boyne

Matthieu Zela has lived his life well. In fact, he's lived several lives well. Because Matthew Zela's life is characterised by one amazing fact: his body stopped ageing before the end of the eighteenth century.

Starting in 1758, a young Matthieu flees Paris after witnessing his mother's brutal murder. His only companions are his younger brother Tomas and one true love, Dominique Sauvet. The story of his life takes us from the French Revolution to 1920s Hollywood, from the Great Exhibition to the Wall Street Crash, and by the end of the twentieth century, Matthieu has been an engineer, a rogue, a movie mogul, a soldier, a financier, a lover to many, a cable TV executive and much more besides.

Brilliantly weaving history and personal experience, this is a dazzling story of love, murder, missed chances, treachery - and redemption.

The Thief of Time Reviews

An extraordinary debut * Sunday Express *
A minor masterpiece * Time Out *
Boyne should be congratulated for his spirited take on an old theme * Guardian *
Boyne is a skilful storyteller, expertly weaving differing stories together * Sunday Tribune *

About John Boyne

John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of twelve novels for adults, six for young readers and a collection of short stories. Perhaps best known for his 2006 multi-award-winning and bestselling book The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, John's other novels, notably A History of Loneliness, The Heart's Invisible Furies, and A Ladder to the Sky have been widely praised and are international bestsellers. He lives in Dublin.

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GOR002928724
9780552776158
0552776157
The Thief of Time by John Boyne
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2011-04-14
528
N/A
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