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Why is Nothing Ever Simple?
Why is Nothing Ever Simple? | Jodi Taylor
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A special Chronicles of St Mary's Christmas short story that is sure to entertain. If you love Jasper Fforde or Ben Aaronovitch, you won't be able to resist Jodi Taylor. It's Christmas at St Mary's and time for the traditional illicit jump. Except this one is perfectly legal. It's Major Guthrie's last jump. To the Battle of Bannockburn, no less. An important moment in History for two nations - one that warrants everyone's full attention. But Max soon finds herself grappling with a near-lethal game of pooh sticks, another avian incursion and two turbulent teenagers intent on piloting their own illegal jump. And that's all before they even get near fourteenth-century Scotland. For this is St Mary's and nothing is ever simple . . . Readers love Jodi Taylor: 'Once in a while, I discover an author who changes everything... Jodi Taylor and her protagonista Madeleine "Max" Maxwell have seduced me' 'A great mix of British proper-ness and humour with a large dollop of historical fun' 'Addictive. I wish St Mary's was real and I was a part of it' 'Jodi Taylor has an imagination that gets me completely hooked' 'A tour de force'
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julesG
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Revisiting a St Mary's short story while on my first leg of my journey to the #ReadingRetreat and #20in4 #readathon.

@Andrew65

#audiocrocheting #HookersOfLitsy 🤣 #CrochetersOfLitsy

#LitsyCrafters @Catsandbooks

Caroline2 So exciting! I hope you have a great weekend and I can‘t wait for our zoom session. 😁 2mo
Cathythoughts Enjoy! 😘 2mo
CarolynM Have a great weekend 💕 2mo
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julesG
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Armed with a kid-version soy-milk Dalgona coffee (grain coffee) I'm trying to read a few pages while the kids race around virtual racetracks.

DivineDiana Looks tasty! 🙂 1y
Sharpeipup Looks delicious! 1y
Andrea4 Just went down a rabbit hole looking up what this is 😂 1y
julesG @Andrea4 Like I did last night when my daughter mentioned it. 1y
GingerAntics That looks amazing!!! 1y
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Texreader
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#12coloursofdecember Dec 19 Royal Purple 20 points plus 1 #wintergames #merryreaders @Clwojick

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Texreader
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This just-released short story set at Christmas, which in keeping with all the Christmas stories in this series, is a working one. A crew has gone missing at the battle that determined Scotland‘s freedom from England so another crew is off to rescue them, finding more trouble than anticipated. Finishing, as usual, with a Christmas party! #holidayread #wintergames #tmskellington
#24b42020 @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

Andrew65 👏👏👏 3y
coffees 21pts!! 12.27 3y
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Andrew65 👏👏👏 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Oh Dear God, it‘s an awful thing when you read that last sentence and think of the man running your country😕 3y
coffees 1pt! 12-27 3y
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Understandable, when a conversation with teenagers just goes in circles. #holidayread #wintergames #tmskellington @crimson613 @clwojick @staycurious

Chrissyreadit I find teen years to be the most challenging, not for the faint of heart and at times the most meaningful and heart filling. 3y
mom2bugnbee As a mother of 17yo & 14yo girls, let me agree & also add that parenting this age is equally difficult & fulfilling. 3y
coffees 1pt!! 12-26 3y
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Why we love Jodi Taylor! 🤣🤣🤣 This from her newest Christmas short story released yesterday (thanks to @Crinoline_Laphroaig for the heads-up!). #holidayread #wintergames #tmskellington @crimson613 @clwojick @StayCurious

BTW, this was mom‘s advice to me thru elementary school. It stuck. Mom always provides the most helpful advice on the things most meaningful to me!

Crinoline_Laphroaig Dessert, I mean Pudding first! 🍰 3y
coffees 1pt!! 12-26 3y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Absolutely Bloody Brilliant. Stephen Hawking. ?
More importantly - What's going on with Markham? ?
And: "St Mary‘s thanks you for your service.‘ We echoed the toast, our voices ringing around the Hall. He stood for a moment and then smiled and raised his glass. ‘St Mary‘s – it‘s been an honour and a privilege.‘" ?
#chroniclesofstmarys

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BANNOCKBURN!!! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Perfect way to end Christmas Day 😍

Deifio I have to read this series, I've heard so much about it already. Which one is the first? 3y
WeeWeegieBookworm It was on my TBR pile for ages because I'd heard good things about it too. I haven't planned on going audio with it, but got the first couple on sale. Tbh, it took me till about book 3 to really get into it but its so worth it 😊 the characters and plots are just so fun 3y
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Why I love Max, she's a kindred spirit: "there is nothing more heartbreaking than stuffing yourself on the first two courses and then realising you haven‘t left room for your favourite pudding." ?
#chroniclesofstmarys

Texreader Oh I haven‘t seen this one! Going to check it out! 3y
Karisa Perfect quote for today! 3y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Texreader It just came out today! 3y
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Texreader @Crinoline_Laphroaig yay!! I bought it! Thank you!!! 3y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Karisa I'm fixin to work off some Christmas cookies with this:https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/fitness-marshall-cozy-little-christmas-video-47038711 3y
Bookzombie @Crinoline_Laphroaig I love The Fitness Marshall! 3y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Bookzombie It's way harder than it looks! I'm going to add to my New Year's Fitness Resolution. 3y
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Happy Christmas! Perfect Gift from Author Jodi Taylor. Annual Christmas Day short story of misadventures of the Historians/Not Time Travelers of St Mary's. This year I challenged myself to catch up on series. Not that it was by any means a hardship. Love coming late to a party and having stacks to read. But it's wonderful to join in and read new short story the day of.
#myyearinbooks #challenges #chroniclesofstmarys 🎁📚🤓

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Merry Christmas, Littens!

Day 5, book 7. And it‘s Bannockburn! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Thank you, Jodi Taylor, for this perfect gift. 💙

TheSpineView Merry Christmas! 3y
Bookzombie Merry Christmas! 🎄 3y
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Verity
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It‘s Christmas Day already in my time zone and you know what that means: new Chronicles of St Mary‘s short story time!

dsfisher Have to wait a bit more here. A favorite Christmas treat 3y
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