Just One Damned Thing After Another (Chronicles of St. Mary's #1)
by Jodi Taylor
Review by Gayle Surrette
Night Shade Books Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781597808682
Date: 07 June 2016
List Price $12.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK
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Product Description: The first book in the bestselling British madcap time-travelling series, served with a dash of wit that seems to be everyone's cup of tea. "History is just one damned thing after another."--Arnold Toynbee
Behind the seemingly innocuous facade of St. Mary's Institute of Historical Research, a different kind of academic work is taking place. Just don't call it "time travel"--these historians "investigate major historical events in contemporary time." And they aren't your harmless eccentrics either; a more accurate description, as they ricochet around history, might be unintentional disaster-magnets.
The first thing you learn on the job at St. Mary's is that one wrong move and history will fight back--sometimes in particularly nasty ways. But, as new recruit Madeleine Maxwell soon discovers, it's not only history they're often fighting.
The Chronicles of St. Mary's/I> tells the chaotic adventures of Max and her compatriots--Director Bairstow, Leon "Chief" Farrell, Mr. Markham, and many more--as they travel through time, saving St. Mary's (too often by the very seat of their pants) and thwarting time-traveling terrorists, all the while leaving plenty of time for tea.
From eleventh-century London to World War I, from the Cretaceous Period to the destruction of the Great Library at Alexandria, one thing is for sure: wherever the historians at St. Mary's go, chaos is sure to follow in their wake.
(Source: Night Shade Books)
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