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The Comfort Book

Matt Haig

$34.99

Hardback

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Canongate Classics
02 July 2021
Nothing is stronger than a small hope that doesn't give up.

The Comfort Book is a collection of little islands of hope. It gathers consolations and stories that give new ways of seeing ourselves and the world. Matt Haig's mix of philosophy, memoir and self-reflection builds on the wisdom of philosophers and survivors through the ages, from Marcus Aurelius to Nellie Bly, Emily Dickinson to James Baldwin.

This is the book to pick up when you need the wisdom of a friend, the comfort of a hug or just to celebrate the messy miracle of being alive.
 the comfort book by matt haig

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Imprint:   Canongate Classics
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 220mm,  Width: 162mm,  Spine: 27mm
Weight:   439g
ISBN:   9781786898296
ISBN 10:   1786898292
Pages:   272
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Matt Haig is the number one bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive, Notes on a Nervous Planet and seven highly acclaimed novels for adults, including The Midnight Library, How to Stop Time, The Humans and The Radleys. Haig also writes award-winning books for children, including A Boy Called Christmas, which is being made into a feature film for 2021 with an all-star cast. He has sold more than two million books in the UK and his work has been translated into over forty languages. @matthaig1 | @mattzhaig | matthaig.com

Reviews for The Comfort Book

Full of eloquent, cogent and positive reminders of the beauty of life . . . Will prove enormously sustaining and valuable to a lot of people . . . Genuinely uplifting . . . Haig is a sensitive, introspective and thoughtful guide to the human dilemmas that affect us all * * Independent * * The Comfort Book, a collection of aphorisms and inspirational stories of survival against the odds, is a guide to living and finding hope in these disjointed times * * Guardian * * The literary equivalent of a steaming hot chocolate on a chilly day . . . The ideal read for dipping into whenever you need a pick-me-up or change of perspective * * Metro * * Profound, witty and uplifting, and a stirring testament to hope and the imagination * * Observer * * Pick up this book any time you're in need of a boost of positivity, calm and - as it says on the cover - comfort * * ELLE * * Promises two things I can't get enough of: hugs and lists . . . After a year starved of hope and hugs to the extreme, I can't think of a greater comfort read than that * * Evening Standard, Best Summer Reads * * Every page of Haig's smooth prose will inspire you to think. Whether it is about fitting in, facing one's demons or happiness itself, each short anecdote, quote or simple sentence does just what the book aims to do: give comfort * * Herald * * [A] thought-provoking, affirming collection that is both personal and universal . . . With Haig's trademark empathy and celebration of the resilience of the human heart, this is a book we all need and deserve * * Booklist * * A charming tonic, fitting for these troubled times. The Comfort Book is a mix of short, hopeful anecdotes and reflections on life to dip into when in need of consolation, and help in seeing hard situations in a softer light -- BBC Praise for Matt Haig: Haig is one of the most important writers of our time -- DOLLY ALDERTON


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