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The Long and the Short of it

Jodi Taylor

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Chronicles of St. Mary's, Fantasy

In print for the very first time, THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT collects eight unmissable short stories from the international bestselling CHRONICLES OF ST MARY'S series.

With introductions plus the brand new short story, A PERFECT STORM.

WHEN A CHILD IS BORN A jump back to 1066 to witness the coronation of William the Conqueror goes slightly astray.

ROMAN HOLIDAY Max and her team become spectacularly involved with Julius Caesar, Cleopatra and a basket of confused asps.

CHRISTMAS PRESENT An attempt to rescue lost historians involving an enraged pig and Boudicca herself.

THE VERY FIRST DAMNED THING From the very beginning of St Mary's. Discover the truth behind Markham s stolen furniture and Professor Rapson s flies.

SHIPS AND STRINGS AND WEDDING RINGS A gun left behind in Ancient Egypt and a race against time to prevent a catastrophe.

THE GREAT ST MARY'S DAY OUT Hooray! Hooray! It's a happy holiday. For everyone except Max the only one with her mind on the job.

MY NAME IS MARKHAM Alfred, the cakes and Mr Markham. The Great British Bake Off it's not!

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Praise for The Long and the Short of it

  • Takes readers on a carnival ride through laughter and tears with a bit of time travel thrown in for spice - Publishers Weekly Starred Review

  • A true page-turner - SF Revu

  • I've never seen time travel handled this way. I like it -

  • [An] appealing cast of characters... [with] with plenty of humour, lots of action, and even a touch of romance - Library Journal

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Jodi Taylor

Jodi Taylor is the internationally bestselling author of the Chronicles of St Mary's series, the story of a bunch of disaster prone individuals who investigate major historical events in contemporary time. Do NOT call it time travel! She is also the author of the Time Police series - a St Mary's spinoff and gateway into the world of an all-powerful, international organisation who are NOTHING like St Mary's. Except, when they are.

Alongside these, Jodi is known for her gripping supernatural thrillers featuring Elizabeth Cage together with the enchanting Frogmorton Farm series - a fairy story for adults.

Born in Bristol and now living in Gloucester (facts both cities vigorously deny), she spent many years with her head somewhere else, much to the dismay of family, teachers and employers, before finally deciding to put all that daydreaming to good use and write a novel. Nearly twenty books later, she still has no idea what she wants to do when she grows up.

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