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Catherine Blyth has written for publications including The Times, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Spectator, Elle, Glamour and Daily Mail, and appeared on a variety of shows for radio and television. Her acclaimed book, The Art of Conversation, was translated into eight languages. As an editor she had the pleasure of working with authors such as Hilary Mantel, Ann Patchett, Virginia Ironside and Carol Shields. She is still married, despite having two children, a journalist husband and having written a book about that institution.

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`This truly extraordinary book can genuinely elongate your life, or at least allow you to achieve hugely more in your allotted lifespan. Funny, informative, quirky and brilliantly written, it is somehow also very wise in a profoundly philosophical way ... with insights from every part of human existence from King Harold to Mark Carney. Find the time to read it, and you'll discover where more time - and ultimately also happiness - can be found' Andrew Roberts, author of The Storm of War `Loved this elegant and witty book. Blyth has that rare gift for being both erudite and accessible, mingling fascinating philosophical and scientific ideas with hard data and personal wisdom. I was deeply moved by the warmth and sincerity which underpins the author's learning. This is a marvellous work - and one which has surely never been more timely' Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent `On Time is spot on. Practical and yet profound, it is rich in ideas and a rallying cry to anyone in thrall to being busy and in a hurry' Julia Hobsbawm, author of Fully Connected `Few books are truly life-changing. On Time is. Catherine Blyth is wise, witty and a very good writer. To find out more, you will have to read her brilliant book' Rachel Kelly, author of Black Rainbow `A rare find; a book which beautifully mixes a reflective, personal chronicle with a smart, insightful and often startling reading of cultural history. A rich, deft work' Tristram Hunt, author of Ten Cities that Made an Empire `A beautiful, thoughtful book about time. Positioned between history, science and personal experiences. It not only engaged me but also made me think about my behavior and gave me meaningful strategies for ways I might change. Read this. It really is about time' Prof Sophie Scott, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL `An addictive blend of philosophy, psychology and science that tackles today's most pressing issue how to manage, savour and expand our time' Jane Thynne, author of Solitaire

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