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Christmas Past

A Chronicles of St Mary's Short Story
Written by: Jodi Taylor
Narrated by: Zara Ramm
Series: The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 8.6
Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
5 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Max, Leon and Matthew - together at last for Christmas at St Mary's, a time of conspicuous consumption, riotous misbehaviour and the traditional illegal Christmas jump. And this time it's intergenerational.

Donning her unfamiliar mother hat, Max takes Matthew back to 19th-century London, where they plan to deliver a parcel of Christmas cheer to his former friends but find themselves confronting the terrifying Old Ma Scrope in the process.

'Tis the season to be jolly. It's also the season of goodwill towards all mankind.

Pity no-one told Max.

©2017 Jodi Taylor (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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A Mother's Love

A joy to listen to as always. Max is wonderful in this story. You Go Girl....!!!!!!

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  • 2017-12-26

I wish I could give more stars than 5

I enjoyed this book thoroughly. It’s 10pm Christmas Day and the relatives have gone home, the house is clean again, and no one found my stash of cookies. I started this story and fell in love with Max all over again.

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  • Cheryl
  • 2019-01-10

I Loved this Story

Max and Matthew and Leon This tender and we'll written story - well just read/listen to it for a lovely tale that highlights exactly what Christmas is about

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  • Elizabeth Chilcott
  • 2020-08-21

Good love Christmas ar St. Marys

A great story with humor and warmth to spare and read beautifully by the talented Zara Ramm.

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  • Mrs. C
  • 2020-04-18

heartwarming

the narration was wonderful and, as always with Jodi Taylor's Christmas shorts, the story was divine. this one leaves you with a smile because "Mummy is awesome".

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  • Barbara Blanks aka StFlossie
  • 2019-12-31

Quick, pleasant listen

There's always humor in a Jodi Taylor story, even a short story. Nothing heavy about this one, but it's enjoyable. And I do enjoy Max's internal dialogues.

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  • TreasureHunter
  • 2019-12-19

I'm surprised ...

... that the BBC hasn't snatched up the St. Mary's Chronicles and turned them into an award-winning television series! Each one is a time travel treat!

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  • Paul R.
  • 2019-06-21

Glorious!!

This is ridiculously satisfying. The narrator, as always, was wonderful. A mother's story, her son's story and exactly what needed to happen. I've listened to it at least a dozen times.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-04-18

Now we know where Dickens got the idea!

Now we know where Dickens got the idea 💡! In fact I like 👍 this one better, especially the ending!!!!!

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  • bebe
  • 2019-01-09

Sweet little short story

This was a short and sweet story in which Max and her son Matthew go back in time to check on Mathew's fellow chimney sweeps in London. They take great Christmas presents and also deal with the horrible Mrs. Scrope who was so cruel to Matthew when he was a chimney sweep. The narrator, Zara Ramm is awesome as usual. My only complaint is that it cost too much to be only about an hour and a half long. I took away a star for that reason.

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  • Debbie Whittington
  • 2018-12-29

More!

A great follow up to the last story. Love the St. Mary's Christmas stories. I'm just ready for another full length novel.