Tom 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 Tom has seen a lot, and now craves an ordinary life. Working as a teacher at a London school he teaches the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he'd never witnessed them first-hand. He can try and tame the past, but the only thing Tom mustn't do is fall in love. The new novel from the author of "The Humans" and "Reasons to Stay Alive".