Apr 122015
 

“History is just one damned thing after another” – Arnold Toynbee

Just One Damned Thing After Another – Book One in The Chronicles of St Mary’s

A madcap new slant on history that seems to be everyone’s cup of tea… 

Behind the seemingly innocuous façade of St Mary’s, a different kind of historical research is taking place. They don’t do ‘time-travel’ – they ‘investigate major historical events in contemporary time’. Maintaining the appearance of harmless eccentrics is not always within their power – especially given their propensity for causing loud explosions when things get too quiet. 

Meet the disaster-magnets of St Mary’s Institute of Historical Research as they ricochet around History. Their aim is to observe and document – to try and find the answers to many of History’s unanswered questions…and not to die in the process. 

But one wrong move and History will fight back – to the death. And, as they soon discover – it’s not just History they’re fighting. 

Follow the catastrophe curve from eleventh-century London to World War I, and from the Cretaceous Period to the destruction of the Great Library at Alexandria.

For wherever Historians go, chaos is sure to follow in their wake …

A Symphony of Echoes – Book Two in The Chronicles of St Mary’s

Max and the team visit Victorian London in search of Jack the Ripper, witness the murder of Archbishop Thomas a Becket in Canterbury Cathedral, and discover that dodos make a grockling noise when eating cucumber sandwiches. 

But they must also confront an enemy intent on destroying St Mary’s – an enemy willing, if necessary, to destroy History itself to do it. 

A Second Chance – Book Three in The Chronicles of St Mary’s

St Mary’s is back and nothing is going right for Max.

The action jumps from an encounter with a mirror-stealing Isaac Newton to the bloody battlefield at Agincourt. Discover how a simple fact-finding assignment to witness the ancient and murderous cheese- rolling ceremony in Gloucester can result in CBC – concussion by cheese. The long awaited jump to Bronze Age Troy ends in personal catastrophe for Max and just when it seems things couldn’t get any worse – it’s back to the Cretaceous Period again to confront an old enemy who has nothing to lose. 

So, make the tea, grab the chocolate biscuits, settle back and discover exactly why the entire history department has painted itself blue …

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