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    Another rollicking short story from the Chronicles of St Mary’s author Jodi Taylor.

    Question: What sort of idiot installs his mistress in his wife’s house? Especially when that mistress is Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator, queen of Egypt and the most notorious woman of her time? Answer: Julius Caesar - poised to become king of Rome. Or as good as.

    Question: At this potentially sensitive point in your political manoeuvrings, who are the last people you’d want crashing through the door, observing, recording, documenting...? I think we all know the answer to that one.

    Roman Holiday - an epic, standalone tale set in Ancient Rome, 44 BC, featuring, in no particular order: an attempted murder; stampeding bullocks; Cleopatra, queen of the Nile; a bowl of poisonous snakes; a smallish riot; Julius Caesar; and Mr Markham’s wayward bosoms.

    Jodi Taylor is and always has been a history nut. Her disinclination to get out of bed for anything after 1485 can only be overcome by massive amounts of chocolate and sometimes, if it's raining, not even then. She wanted to write a book about time travel that was a little different and, not having a clue how difficult this would make her book to classify, went ahead and slung in elements of history, adventure, comedy, romance, tragedy, and anything else she could think of. Her advice to booksellers is to buy huge numbers of her books and just put one on every shelf.

    ©2014 Jodi Taylor (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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    • IreneMBBT
    • 24/11/2018

    LOL Alert!

    Read or listen to this one in private as you’ll be laughing out loud.
    I know this short story is listed after A Second Chance in the series, but I think it should be read before.
    The characters, the camaraderie, all have a level of familiarity that does not fit after.
    And OMG! Mr Markham’s bosoms! The stampede! The arrival back!
    Even if it’s out of the series timeline, I really appreciate the levity after the previous emotional wringer.
    I’m surprised the narrator was able to read this as dead pan as she did - I would have been laughing all the way through!

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    • Regina
    • 06/11/2015

    Quick trip to Rome without any trouble, Right

    Very short story about the escapades of St. Mary that includes Rome, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, an asp and Malcolm and of course trouble. It will make an hour commute fun.

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    • Alana Solarus
    • 12/07/2021

    Hysterically funny

    Just listened for the second, but not the last, time. Laughed so hard I cried, dog thinks I've lost it and cats are just staring, disgusted at being startled awake. Great piece of work!

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    • roseanna banana
    • 20/06/2021

    This was hysterically funny!

    I absolutely love these short stories. Jodi Taylor's writing is the best thing I've ever heard. As for Zara Ramm's reading, it was perfect. Thank you Jodi.

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    • K. G. Barcham
    • 23/05/2021

    Hilarious

    As always, anything from the St Mary’s Chronicles makes me laugh long and loud.
    Zara Ramm’s narration is brilliant and just tops the whole thing over into outstanding.

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    • Booklass
    • 22/02/2021

    Funny Short

    As usual, the narrator is absolutely perfect for this series. The story is light, short and funny.

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    • jbn
    • 16/01/2020

    Roman holiday

    I like these short stories. I am looking forward to the other books in this series.

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    • Lora S.
    • 27/12/2019

    A pleasant little diversion

    A cute short story in the world of the St. Mary’s time travelers. While not the best book in the series, and somewhat less plausible that some of the others, even given the unlikely antics of the St. Mary’s crew, it is a pleasant little diversion nevertheless.

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    • Hollis
    • 19/12/2019

    Insightful and hilarious

    You can't help but to love the cheeky perspective on history and time travel that Jody Taylor exhibits in her writing. This short story is no exception.

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    • J McConnell
    • 30/09/2019

    Love this series

    Love the story plots, the characters and all the ‘fun’ the have. The length of the stories are perfect for my commute.