Making History

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Random House, Aug 24, 2010 - Fiction - 592 pages
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A novel of ideas comical, historical, frightening and unputdownable.

Michael Young is a brilliant young history student whose life is changed when he meets Leo Zuckerman, an ageing physicist with a theory that can change worlds. Together they realise that they have the power to alter history and eradicate a great evil. But tinkering with timelines is more dangerous than they can imagine and nothing - past, present or future - will ever be the same again.

Making History is funny, moving, romantic and told with Stephen Fry's characteristic skill and brilliance.

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What a wonderful ending to a great book! - Goodreads
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A great premise, with fairly good execution. - Goodreads
The plot is delivered in a fresh and original way. - Goodreads
I cannot think why Fry has left novel writing behind. - Goodreads
I love the premise, and I love the characters. - Goodreads

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I was so completely immersed in the alternate world of "Making History," I felt as though I needed to be debriefed or undergo some other type of re-entry process to help me come back to this reality ... Read full review

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a really clever take on how history might have turned out with just one simple modification. as bad as things may get, they could actually be worse! Read full review

About the author (2010)

Stephen Fry was born in Hampstead in 1957 and, following a troubled adolescence, went on to study English Literature at Queen's College, Cambridge. As well as being the bestselling author of four novels, The Stars' Tennis Balls, Making History, The Hippopotamus, and The Liar, and two volumes of his autobiography, Fry played Peter in Peter's Friends, Wilde in the film Wilde, Jeeves in the television series Jeeves & Wooster and (a closely guarded show-business secret, this) Laurie in the television series Fry & Laurie. More recently, he presented Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, his groundbreaking documentary on bipolar disorder, to huge critical acclaim. And his legions of fans tune in to watch him host the popular quiz show QI each week.

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