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The Steam-Pump Jump

The Steam-Pump Jump

A Chronicles of St Mary’s short story that is sure to entertain. If you love Jasper Fforde or Ben Aaronovitch, you won’t be able to resist Jodi Taylor.

Not one to let being banged up in Sick Bay stop her, Max has had a brilliant idea. But she needs Markham to execute it on her behalf. The subject of this cunning plan is Peterson, struggling with another bereavement and not doing very well. What’s needed to get him through it is sympathy, sensitivity, tact and understanding.

Step forward Mr Markham, for whom sympathy, sensitivity, etc., are things that happen to other people.

Combine a fanatic from R&D, a head of Security with his own problems, a steam-pump, two historians who can’t even be in the same room as each other, some fractious Protestants and a large body of very dirty water.

Told in Markham’s own words, this is the story of an intervention – St Mary’s style.

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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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

On Sale: 1st January 2019

Price: £0.99

ISBN-13: 9781472264404

Reviews

Takes readers on a carnival ride through laughter and tears with a bit of time travel thrown in for spice
Publishers Weekly Starred Review
A true page-turner
SF Revu
[An] appealing cast of characters... [with] with plenty of humour, lots of action, and even a touch of romance
Library Journal
I've never seen time travel handled this way. I like it.
Wethenerdy.com