The fifth book in the bestselling British madcap time-travelling series, served with a dash of wit that seems to be everyone’s cup of tea.
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 Chronicles of St. Mary’s tells the chaotic adventures of Madeleine Maxwell and her compatriotsDirector Bairstow, Leon “Chief” Farrell, Mr. Markham, and many moreas they travel through time, saving St. Mary’s (too often by the very seat of their pants) and thwarting time-travelling terrorists, all the while leaving plenty of time for tea.
In No Time Like the Past, St. Mary’s has been rebuilt, and it’s nearly back to business as usual for the history department. Except for the visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral with a seventeenth-century ghost that only Mr. Markham can see. And getting trapped in the Great Fire of London. And an unfortunately-timed vacation at Thermopylae that leaves the fate of the western world hanging in the balance.
Actually, that sounds quite like business as usual for Max and the gang.
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About the Author
Jodi Taylor is, and always has been, a history nut. Her Chronicles of St. Mary’s, a wild mix of history, adventure, comedy, romance, tragedy, and anything else the author could think of, began as a self-published book called Just One Damned Thing After Another. It’s now a bestselling, wildly addictive series.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Clever and witty, this series is a readers delight. I found myself taking frequent breaks from the book, to look up the many historical references. It only added to the fun. Now I know the meaning of to swive. I hope you take a chance on this series, and by all means, start with book one. And don't stop because each book just gets better. I give this an A+.
Another fantastic and laugh-out-loud adventure! This book was just as enjoyable as the last. I love these characters and the antics they get into!