Just One Damned Thing After Another
“History is just one damned thing after another” - Arnold Toynbee 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... show more
“History is just one damned thing after another” - Arnold Toynbee
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 ...
Publish date: 2013-09-12
Publisher: Accent Press
Pages no: 334
Edition language: English
Series: The Chronicles of St Mary's (#1)
The tl;dr version: This book was a lot of fun; almost nothing was taken seriously, even during the serious parts. Not in a disrespectful way, mind you, but not a word was spared for angst or melodrama. BrokenTune called it a romp, and a romp is exactly what it is. Given my outspoken dislike of s...
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Epic title. The premise of this is quite similar to Connie Willis' Oxford Time Travel books, but the plot, characters, tone, basically everything else, is completely different. So rather than make direct comparisons, let's just consider both to be part of the same sub genre of Time Travelling Acad...
Just One Damned Thing After Another is the first book in The Chronicles of St. Mary’s by Jodi Taylor. It is AWESOME. There’s no other word I can think of to describe it. This book had me laughing so hard at various points that my sides hurt. Of course, laughter wasn’t the only strong emotion it evo...
I've been thinking about how to best convey the fun I had when reading Just One Damned Thing After Another. I'd heard so many good things beforehand that I wasn't sure it would live up to my expectations. But luckily for me, it did. (And there are seven of them!)The book does not waste time explaini...
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