Title: The Great St. Mary’s Day Out (The Chronicles of St. Mary’s #7.5)
Author: Jodi Taylor
Publisher: Accent Press 2016
Genre: Science Fiction
Stars: 5/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Finishing the Series; Seasonal Series - Drinking Tea
Everyone deserves to get away for a bit. Even the miscreants at St Mary's. Astonishingly, Dr Bairstow has declared a holiday. Even more astonishingly - he's paying for it. Needless to say, there are strings attached. The trip is to record the 1601 performance of Hamlet, with Shakespeare himself in the role of the Ghost. It doesn't go well, of course. With Dr Bairstow and Mrs Mack turning a simple visit to a street market into a public brawl, Professor Rapson inadvertently stowing away on a vessel bound for the New World, and Shakespeare himself going up in flames, it would seem that Max, of all people, is the only one actually completing the assignment.
A fun short story where the various characters from St. Mary’s finally get to see Shakespeare! I loved the visit to The Globe and the hijinks that ensue. My favorite, once again, is Markham. I can’t wait to see what he gets into next time.
The Chronicles of St. Mary’s:
#7 Lies, Damned Lies, and History
#7.5 The Great St. Mary’s Day Out
#7.6 My Name is Markham
#8 And the Rest is History
#8.5 A Perfect Storm
#9 The Long and Short of It
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