Longlisted for the Irish Times Literature Prize
Beginning in murder and ending in redemption, Matthieu’s life is characterised by one extraordinary fact: before the 18th century ends he discovers that his body has stopped ageing. At the end of the 20th century he is able to look back on a life lived to the full. He has been an engineer, a rogue, a movie mogul, a soldier, a cable TV executive, and a lover to many.
Spanning two and a half centuries, The Thief of Time weaves Hollywood in the 1920s, the Great Exhibition of 1851, the French Revolution, the Wall Street Crash and much more into a novel of murder, treachery, passion and glamour.