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Argumentation of Historians: The Chronicles of St. Mary's Book Nine
Argumentation of Historians: The Chronicles of St. Mary's Book Nine | Jodi Taylor
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The ninth book in the bestselling British madcap time-travelling series, served with a dash of wit that seems to be everyone's cup of tea. Behind the seemingly innocuous facade of St. Mary's Institute of Historical Research, a different kind of academic work is taking place. Just don't call it "time travel"--these historians "investigate major historical events in contemporary time." And they aren't your harmless eccentrics either; a more accurate description, as they ricochet around history, might be unintentional disaster-magnets. From Tudor England to the burning city of Persepolis, from a medieval St. Mary's under siege to Victorian Rushford and a very nasty case of gaol fever, Max is struggling to keep her private life intact. There's an ambitious programme hindered by giant teapots, plus Mrs. Midgely's objection to dead hamsters in her airing cupboard, and Mr. Markham's stubborn refusal to reveal his exact marital status. And as if that's not enough--the unfortunately not leprosy-laden Malcolm Halcombe is back. Admittedly, none of this is the most secure platform from which to launch an initiative to bring down the renegade Clive Ronan, but hey--what's the worst that could happen?
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I love Taylor's character lists at the start of each book 😁😂

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DarcysMom
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#audiobook
#audible

DGRachel I still have not been able to bring myself to read this one as I'm still so traumatized by #8. I did read the A Christmas Past short story, so I need to just bite the bullet as I'm now two novels and at least one short story behind. :( 7mo
DarcysMom @DGRachel Oh my gosh! 8 was so very traumatic! I decided to tear the bandaid off and jump right into 9. I am glad I did! It will get you on the road to recovery. I am excited to get into 10, which is up next for me unless a library hold comes in. 😃 7mo
DGRachel Good to know, thanks!! 7mo
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Audrey
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Another enjoyable entry with Max and the St. Mary‘s crew. I thought the medieval life from Max‘s viewpoint interesting and amusing (since it wasn‘t me). As well as the development and evolution of Max and Leon‘s marriage. I wish there was more about matthew. And, I do think the Clive Ronan storyline has run its course. I hope it get wrapped up in the next book or 2.

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All the fiction reads last month were the next book in one of the myriad of series I'm reading, with The Natural History of Dragons being the start of a new one. An Argumentation of Historians was my favorite but that entire set of books is high on my faves list. The MC from it has my dream job which doesn't exist but maybe in an alt-universe it's something I could've been. That's 133 books so far for the year.

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There are no words to describe how much I love this series! Time-travel, history, irreverent humor, wonderfully flawed characters, adventure, love, heartbreak, life and death situations, etc., etc., etc. If you like quirk, this is for you. I keep telling people that this book contains my dream job...now if someone would just go about making time-travel a regular thing I'd be more than happy to sign up.

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Yes, yes, yes! My hold came in! No sleeping will be done tonight.

robinb 🎉🎉🎉🤣🤣 1y
DGRachel I still haven‘t been able to bring myself to read this one. I‘m too traumatized by the one before. 😭 1y
umbrellagirl @DGRachel It‘s a good one! 1y
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“Oh and for God‘s sake make the book a bit more cheerful this time,‘ was the supplementary command, relayed by a sweating minion. ‘Your last effort traumatized so many readers we had to set up a counseling group.‘” NO KIDDING!!!!! Jodi Taylor is not for the faint of heart.

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#mayinreview! I read 13 books — ranked in roughly descending order from top to bottom. I haven‘t read at all for six days, because of vacation sightseeing, but I did read 2 books on the plane! 📚✈️ #monthinreview

mrozzz 👏🏻 1y
BookishMe AWESOMENESS 1y
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I got totally sucked into this one which is the 9th of the series. Most of the story centers around Max and her plans and historical activities in a couple different places & times.

tournevis The title had me cackling, but then again, I'm a tenured member of a history department in a 'prestigious' University, so I should know historians. 2y
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A return to form. This Episode of the St Mary‘s Chronicles sees a return of st Mary‘s nemesis? And visits to ancient Persepolis, Henry VIII court and fourteenth century England. There was some great cast performances but this was very much the Max show and I enjoyed seeing more of her. It‘s not high literature but it is a lot of fun !

RachelO Do these work as standalones, or do you think they need to be read in order? Just discovered my library has no 1 & no 8... 🤔 2y
Itchyfeetreader @RachelO I‘d say they work best in order. Whilst each has stand alone story lines there is also a running theme through them (side bar eight was my least favourite - it had less of the humour and sarcasm that the others have) 2y
RachelO @Itchyfeetreader Thank you! In that case, I'll reserve the first one and go from there! They sound fun! 2y
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I know I wasn‘t supposed to buy any new books until I had read another two rom the already purchased. I do find it hard to turn down a new St Mary‘s Chronicle though so ... whoops ! 😉

tournevis My first impression while reading this is "why are all the women historians bad one?" In my considerable experience in history departments around the world, it's usually not thw case. Men historians, on the other hand... 2y
dsfisher Can‘t wait to start this one 2y
Itchyfeetreader @tournevis that‘s an interesting observation I skipped right over - maybe because in the earlier books the women are significantly more interesting and heroic than this maybe gives them credit for 2y
tournevis @Itchyfeetreader Let me know if you figure it out! 2y
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Congratulations to @Wanderingwithwords on reaching 10K! #wwwmilestonega

Sophoclessweetheart Thank you and good luck x 2y
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It's book 9 in the series, so if you're still on the fence about reading it...DO IT! As always, the St Mary's Disaster Magnets go full throttle into everything they do. Max and her Leon are, well, even more themselves than ever. Read the series in order, though, including the short stuff.

PrueGall I know I have Book One - I just hope it's not in storage! Just starting on Litsy - hoping you can suggest s couple of people to follow apart from your wonderful self? 9mo
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