Why has time sped up?Why is there never enough?How can you make it yours again?On Time reveals why time sped up, why there never seems to be enough, and how to make it yours again.Why has time sped up?Why is there never enough?How can you make it yours again?On Time reveals why time sped up, why there never seems to be enough, and how to make it yours again.We have more time than ever – so why do we feel time poor?This is because our world is addicted to fast and we have become its servant. Instead of grasping the liberating potential of technology, many of us are stuck in a doomed race to outpace hurry.Catherine Blyth combines cutting-edge research in neuroscience and psychology with stories ranging from Leonardo da Vince to Anna Wintour, Kant, and Keith Richards, to reveal timeless truths about humanity’s finest invention and how it shapes our lives.Angry, witty and enlightening, On Time is a handbook for navigating a fast-forward world that asks the questions productivity guides ignore such as why time speeds up when you long for it to slow down, how to reset your body clock, and what hours suit which activities best.So stop clock-watching and quit chasing white rabbits. Rediscover how time can be your servant.‘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 SolitaireCatherine 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.• For the School of Life market and readers of Marie Kondo (TCM 164k), ‘ON TIME: Finding Your Pace in a World Addicted to Fast ’ draws on psychology, philosophy, literature and the arts, Catherine's book is no typical self-help guide.• Catherine has given talks at all manner of salons, libraries and women's institutes, including one delivered via live satellite to a business club in Australia. She wrote and conducted sell-out classes on 'How to Talk to Strangers' for the School of Life, mc'ed a 'conversation dinner', wrote and delivered a two-hour conversation event at the Latitude Festival and a similar spot to open the Durham Literary Festival.• She has written for The Times, Sunday Telegraph, Independent on Sunday, Daily Mail, Evening Standard, Elle, Glamour, the Spectator, and had a regular 'Life Class' column in ES magazine, amongst others. A passionate broadcaster, she has appeared on BBC Breakfast, Australian TV, BBC News, Radio 5 live, and broadcasters in the United States as well as Australia. She has guested numerous times on The Today Programme, as well as Woman's Hour, Michael Rosen's Word of Mouth, and she had new work commissioned for Off the Page and Ian McMillan's Radio 3 programme, The Verb.
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