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Matt Haig

Matt Haig was born on 3 July, 1975 in Sheffield and studied English and History at the University of Hull. He writes fiction and non-fiction for all ages and Reasons to Stay Alive, his honest and open account of his battles with depression, was a bestseller in 2015.

Matt is also an author of fiction and his books The Radleys and The Humans have been bestsellers. His 2007 children's book Shadow Forest won the Nestle Children's Book Prize and his work has been praised by the likes of Patrick Ness, Ian Rankin and Neil Gaiman. An atheist, Matt lives in Brighton with his wife Andrea Semple and their two children.



Matt Haig Books

  • AGNXX 9 years +
    Matt Haig
    9 years +
    • £5.59
    • RRP £6.99
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    Barney Willow's life couldn't get any worse. He's weedy, with sticky-out ears. Horrible Gavin Needle loves tormenting him - Barney has no idea why. And headteacher-from-hell Miss Whipmire seems determined to make every second of Barney's existence a complete misery! Worst of all, Dad has been missing for almost a year, and there's no sign of him ever coming home. Barney just wants to escape. To find another life. To be a cat, for example. A quiet, lazy cat. Things would be so much easier - right?
  • AWASK
    • £16.00
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    A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS This is the true story of Father Christmas. It is a story that proves that nothing is impossible. THE GIRL WHO SAVED CHRISTMAS It is Christmas Eve 1842 and all is not well. Goodwill is decidedly lacking from Victorian London. Father Christmas's magic powers are fading. And one very special girl has gone missing. Kindness might just win. Magic might just triumph. Christmas might just be saved.
  • AQPZZ
    Matt Haig
    • £7.09
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    WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FEEL TRULY ALIVE? Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth. "I wrote this book because the oldest cliches remain the truest. Time heals. The bottom of the valley never provides the clearest view. The tunnel does have light at the end of it, even if we haven't been able to see it ...Words, just sometimes, really can set you free."
  • AMQAW
    Matt Haig
    • £9.89
    • RRP £12.00
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    What Does It mean To Feel Truly Alive? Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth. "I wrote this book because the oldest cliches remain the truest. Time heals. The bottom of the valley never provides the clearest view. The tunnel does have light at the end of it, even if we haven't been able to see it ...Words, just sometimes, really can set you free."
  • AJLMY
    Matt Haig
    • £7.19
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    THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME. OR IS THERE? After an 'incident' one wet Friday night where Professor Andrew Martin is found walking naked through the streets of Cambridge, he is not feeling quite himself. Food sickens him. Clothes confound him. Even his loving wife and teenage son are repulsive to him. He feels lost amongst a crazy alien species and hates everyone on the planet. Everyone, that is, except Newton, and he's a dog. What could possibly make someone change their mind about the human race...?
  • AQIZS
    Matt Haig
    • £11.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    You are about to read the true story of Father Christmas. It is a story that proves that nothing is impossible. A Boy Called Christmas is a tale of adventure, snow, kidnapping, elves, more snow, and a boy called Nikolas, who isn't afraid to believe in magic. From the winner of The Smarties Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award. With illustrations by Chris Mould.
  • HTST
    Matt Haig
    (3)
    • £4.99
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    Matt Haig, the bestselling author of The Humans and Reasons to Stay Alive, returns to fiction with a compelling new novel all about love, loss and living in the moment.

    Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret - he's older than you would think. Due to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries and has seen it all, from Elizabethan England to the Jazz Age in Paris.

    Tiring of always having to change his identity, he finds the perfect cover as he starts work as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the students all about wars and witch hunts that he lived through without revealing that fact. But the past is starting to catch up with him - and he still has to completely avoid falling in love...

    With its intriguing premise, this is a bittersweet read from a very talented and popular author that explains how sometimes it can take a lifetime to really learn how to live.
  • AVALA
    Matt Haig
    • £5.59
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    BELIEVE IN THE IMPOSSIBLE You are about to read THE TRUE STORY OF FATHER CHRISTMAS If you are one of those people who believe that some things are impossible, you should put this book down right away. (Because this book is FULL of impossible things.) Are you still reading? Good. Then let us begin...
  • AVAKQ
    Matt Haig
    • £10.59
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    JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF MAGIC If magic has a beginning, can it also have an end? When Amelia wants a wish to come true she knows just the man to ask - Father Christmas. But the magic she wants to believe in is starting to fade, and Father Christmas has more than impossible wishes to worry about. Upset elves, reindeers dropping out of the sky, angry trolls and the chance that Christmas might be cancelled. But Amelia isn't just any ordinary girl. And - as Father Christmas is going to find out - if Christmas is going to be saved, he might not be able to do it alone ...
  • FTHC 9 years +
    Matt Haig
    9 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Beloved author Matt Haig returns to his festive series that started with A Boy Called Christmas in 2015.

    Father Christmas and Me follows Father Christmas and Mary Christmas' adopted daughter, Amelia, as she grows up in Elfhelm. She struggles to adapt to this new way of life in this cold location and quickly discovers how annoying it is when you have to sing Christmas songs all year round. She's also not brilliant at passing toy-making tests...

    Meanwhile, the Easter Bunny is jealous of all the attention Christmas gets and when he decides to launch an attack to stop the most wonderful time of the year, only Amelia can stop him.

    This is a brilliant story from an acclaimed and intelligent writer, and it's complemented by Chris Mould's fantastic illustrations.
  • BLQBY
    Matt Haig
    • £5.99
    • RRP £8.99
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    Whether writing non-fiction or fiction, Matt Haig's books are always fantastically written and have important things to say. Sunday Times bestseller How to Stop Time is an award-winning read about the concept of time, love and loneliness.

    Tom Hazard looks like an ordinary 41-year-old history teacher but he's actually been alive for centuries, residing in places from New York to the South Seas and in eras ranging from the Elizabethan era to jazz-age Paris. He's seen it all but one thing is missing - and that's someone to share his experiences with...
  • BGRJV
    Matt Haig
    • £6.89
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    Samuel's not allowed to enter Shadow Forest. But what's to stop the forest from coming to him? There's one thing every troll child dreads more than anything - and that's being sent to the Betterer. The Betterer is the most evil troll in Shadow Forest who loves to punish his fellow trolls for their grubby and stupid habits in lots of horrible ways. When one troll boy escapes the forest to be with his favourite human, Samuel Blink, the Betterer is not very happy. Until he realizes that the most useful thing to have in his Bettering Tower would be a real life human child. So he places his Bettering Branch and Gripgrass Juice in his pockets and sets out on a quest into the human world beyond the forest to kidnap Samuel and the troll friend he's been hiding in his wardrobe ...
  • AMVRZ 12 years +
    Matt Haig
    12 years +
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    Audrey's father taught her that to stay human in the modern world, she had to build a moat around herself; a moat of books and music, philosophy and dreams. A moat that makes Audrey different from the echoes: sophisticated, emotionless machines, built to resemble humans and to work for human masters. Daniel is an echo - but he's not like the others. He feels a connection with Audrey; a feeling Daniel knows he was never designed to have, and cannot explain. And when Audrey is placed in terrible danger, he's determined to save her. Echo Boy is a powerful story about love, loss and what makes us truly human.
  • BKWNS
    Matt Haig
    • £13.59
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    THE ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF MATT HAIG'S SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 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.This special Illustrated Edition features over fifty enchanting line drawings by the award-winning artist Chris Riddell
  • ACBKY
    Matt Haig
    • £7.39
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    This is a fast, smart, accessible novel which will be lapped up by young fans of vampire-lit and urban gothic - but with a witty new twist. Meet the Radleys: Peter, Helen and their teenage kids Clara and Rowan. An everyday family who live in a pretty English village and juggle dysfunctional lives. So far, so normal. Except, as Peter and Helen know (but the kids have yet to find out), the Radleys happen to be a family of abstaining vampires. When one night Clara finds herself driven to commit a bloodthirsty act of violence, her parents need to explain a few things: why is their skin is so sensitive to light, why do they all find garlic so repulsive, and why has Clara's recent decision to go vegan had quite such an effect on her behaviour...? But when mysterious Uncle Will swoops into the village, he unleashes a host of shadowy truths and dark secrets that threaten to destroy the Radleys and the world around them. This is a mass-market paperback edition of the Walker/Canongate title "The Radleys".
  • ALZBS
    Matt Haig
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    Do you: Know a human?; Love a human?; Have trouble dealing with humans? If you've answered yes to any of the above, this book is for you. Whether you are planning a high level of human interaction or just a casual visit to the planet, this user-guide to the human race will help you translate their sayings, understand exotic concepts such as 'democracy' and 'sofas', and make sense of their habits and bizarre customs. A phrase book, a dictionary and a survival guide, this book unravels all the oddness, idiosyncrasies and wonder of the species, allowing everyone to make the most of their time on Earth.
  • AOGZM
    Matt Haig
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    Life with the Radleys: Radio 4, dinner parties with the Bishopthorpe neighbours and self-denial. Loads of self-denial. But all hell is about to break loose. When teenage daughter Clara gets attacked on the way home from a party, she and her brother Rowan finally discover why they can't sleep, can't eat a Thai salad without fear of asphyxiation and can't go outside unless they're smothered in Factor 50. With a visit from their lethally louche Uncle Will and an increasingly suspicious police force, life in Bishopthorpe is about to change. Drastically.
  • BHMVA
    Matt Haig
    • £7.19
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    By the author of Reasons to Stay Alive Terence Cave, the intellectual owner of Cave Antiques, has already experienced the tragedies of his mother's suicide and his wife's murder when his teenage son, Reuben, is killed in a grotesque accident. His remaining child, Bryony, has always been the family's golden girl, in love with her cello and her pony, and Terence comes to realise that his one duty in life is to protect her from the world's malign forces, whatever that may take. But as he starts to follow his grieving daughter's movements and enforce a draconian set of rules, his love for Bryony becomes a possessive force that leads to destruction and, ultimately, murder.
  • ABLTV
    Matt Haig
    • £16.79
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    Brand success = business success. A simple equation, but identifying those winning qualities is not easy. To achieve this goal, author Matt Haig applies a range of criteria including financial success, longevity, technological advancement, new product development, work place revolution and mass communication. The result is a comprehensive, entertaining and illuminating collection. From Adidas to Zippo, we're guided through a gallery of some of the world's best-known names and given a rare insight into the secret of their success. With comments from brand managers, psychologists, academics and other experts, "Brand Success" is a great resource for brand managers, marketers and students. For the rest of us, it's simply a great read.
  • AJRCR
    Matt Haig
    • £16.33
    • RRP £20.41
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    In order to stay human, Audrey has built a moat around herself; a moat of books, music and dreams. It makes her different from the echoes: the sophisticated, emotionless machines, built to resemble and work for the humans. Daniel is an echo - but he's not like the others. He has feelings he was never designed to have, and cannot explain. And when Audrey is placed in danger, he's determined to save her.
  • ABOGG
    Matt Haig
    • £15.99
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    What do Coca-Cola, McDonald's, IBM, Microsoft and Virgin have in common? Yes, they are all global giants, but what they are less recognized for are all those branded products they've launched that have bombed - spectacularly and at great cost. "Brand Failures" takes a riveting look at how such disasters occur. In this new updated edition of the classic Matt Haig's best-selling book, we're given the inside story of 100 major brand blunders that make for jaw-dropping reading. He describes the brands that have set sail with the help of multi-million dollar advertising campaigns only to sink without a trace. From acknowledged brand mistakes made by successful blue-chip companies to some lesser know but hilarious bomb-shells, he reveals what went wrong in every case and provides a valuable checklist of lessons learnt. A tour of Matt Haig's fascinating hall of failure will alert you to potential dangers and show you how to ensure a long, healthy life for your brand.
  • BJPDF
    Matt Haig
    • £8.99
    Philip Noble is an eleven-year-old in crisis. His pub landlord father has died in a road accident, and his mother is succumbing to the greasy charms of her dead husband's brother, Uncle Alan. The remaining certainties of Philip's life crumble away when his father's ghost appears in the pub and declares Uncle Alan murdered him. Arming himself with weapons from the school chemistry cupboard, Philip vows to carry out the ghost's relentless demands for revenge. But will Leah, the gorgeous daughter of Uncle Alan's God-fearing business partner, Mr Fairview, prove too much of a distraction? And can the words of a ghost be trusted any more than the lies of the living? Philip makes his decision and when the moment comes to act, he finds himself hurtling towards disaster.