The Chronicles of St Mary's Series

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The Chronicles of St Mary's Series by Jodi Taylor

Over 1 million copies sold!

'Jodi Taylor is quite simply the Queen of Time. Her books are a swashbuckling joyride through History' C. K. MCDONNELL

Series Guide With Author Comments

Don’t know where to start with Jodi Taylor’s Chronicles of St Mary's series? Never fear!

We know timelines are a tricky business, so we’ve created a go-to guide to help you navigate the series and make the most of your adventure with the tea-soaked disaster magnets of St Mary’s as they hurtle their way around History. 

* denotes a digital only short story but these can also be found in the print anthologies:

The Long and Short of It, Long Story Short and The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Just One Damned Thing After Another

So tell me, Dr Maxwell, if the whole of History lay before you... where would you go? What would you like to witness?

Recruited by the St Mary's Institute of Historical Research, Madeleine Maxwell discovers the historians there don't just study the past – they revisit it. But one wrong move and History will fight back – to the death.

And she soon discovers it's not just History she's fighting... 


Jodi Taylor says…
 ‘I never meant to write a bestseller. I just wanted to see if I had the mental discipline to write a book. I have to say no one was more surprised than me that the answer was yes. The only thing that surprised me more was that it did so well. I’m continually amazed that historians and physicists don’t spit on me in the streets.
Although give them time.’
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The Very First Damned Thing*

Ever wondered how the St Mary’s of the future came to be?

Warning: this story may contain scenes about stolen furniture, a practical demonstration at the Stirrup Charge at Waterloo, students' alcohol-ridden urine, a widowed urban guerrilla, a young man wearing exciting knitwear, and four naked security guards.


Jodi Taylor says…
 ‘I think I’d written more than four or five books before I wrote this prequel. I don’t know why I was suddenly overwhelmed by a need to go back to the beginning but I did. Normally my overwhelming needs involve chocolate. I always say to
people – don’t read this one first. Get a couple of books under your belt first otherwise some of it might not make sense. Which assumes the rest of it does…
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