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Just One Damned Thing After Another : The Chronicles of St. Mary's Book One
by Jodi Taylor


Overview - The first book in the USA Today 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.  Read more...


 
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Overview
The first book in the USA Today 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 tells the chaotic adventures of Max and her compatriots--Director Bairstow, Chief Leon 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-travelling 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.

Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781597808682
  • ISBN-10: 1597808687
  • Publisher: Night Shade Books
  • Publish Date: June 2016
  • Page Count: 348
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds

Series: Chronicles of St. Mary's #1

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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-02-15
  • Reviewer: Staff

The first novel in Taylor’s Chronicles of St. Mary’s series (of which six volumes have been published in the U.K., with more forthcoming) takes readers on a carnival ride through laughter and tears with a bit of time travel thrown in for spice. St. Mary’s Institute of Historical Research is kind of, but not quite, attached to England’s Thirsk University; it’s dependent on the educational institution for funding and ostensibly receives some oversight. But St. Mary’s has its own mission to undertake. The Historians, aided by a phalanx of support personnel, are tasked with traveling throughout the past and reporting their findings. They’re restricted to observation only, with minimal interaction. Madeleine “Max” Maxwell, an expert in the field of history, finds herself pulled into the institute’s chaotic orbit, and she brings her own special brand of madcap innovation. Of course, her introduction to time travel doesn’t go smoothly, especially as several people are out to destroy St. Mary’s and all within its hallowed walls. The humor is plentiful, but the comic situations aren’t overly exaggerated. Max’s world is depicted in lush detail, mixed with appropriately interesting historical tidbits. U.S. readers will be impatient for later installments to make their way across the Atlantic. (June)

 
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