A Second Chance (The Chronicles of St. Mary's #3) - Jodi Taylor

The third 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.

The Chronicles of St. Mary’s tells the chaotic adventures of Madeleine Maxwell and her compatriots — Director Bairstow, Leon “Chief” Farrell, Mr. Markham, and many more — as they travel through time, saving St. Mary’s (too often by the very seat of their pants) and thwarting time-travelling terrorists, all the while leaving plenty of time for tea.

In A Second Chance, it seems nothing can go right for Max and her fellow historians. The team confronts a mirror-stealing Isaac Newton and later witnesses how the ancient and bizarre cheese-rolling ceremony in Gloucester can result in CBC: Concussion By Cheese.

Finally, Max makes her long-awaited jump to Bronze Age Troy, only for it to end in personal catastrophe. And just when it seems things couldn’t get any worse, it’s back to the Cretaceous Period to confront an old enemy who has nothing to lose.

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Release date: February 2014
Genres: science fiction
Tags: time travel
Updated: August 14, 2021

The Chronicles of St. Mary's :: Series

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Just One Damned Thing After Another (The Chronicles of St. Mary's #1)
A Symphony of Echoes (The Chronicles of St. Mary's #2)
A Second Chance (The Chronicles of St. Mary's #3)
A Trail Through Time (The Chronicles of St. Mary's #4)
No Time Like the Past (The Chronicles of St. Mary's #5)
What Could Possibly Go Wrong? (The Chronicles of St. Mary's #6)
Lies, Damned Lies, and History (The Chronicles of St. Mary's #7)
And the Rest Is History (The Chronicles of St. Mary's #8)
An Argumentation of Historians (The Chronicles of St. Mary's #9)
Hope for the Best (The Chronicles of St. Mary's #10)
Plan for the Worst (The Chronicles of St. Mary's #11)8.00
Another Time, Another Place (The Chronicles of St. Mary's #12)