• Christmas Past

  • A Chronicles of St Mary's Short Story
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
  • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (992 ratings)

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Christmas Past

By: Jodi Taylor
Narrated by: Zara Ramm
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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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  • 12-26-17

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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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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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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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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ALWAYS pleased with St. Mary's!

i am a huge fan of each and every character. as usual, Jodi delivers another fantastic, exciting tale of Max and her jaunts across time. love, love, love the swries and will take all the short stories i can get!

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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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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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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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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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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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  • cheryl
  • 01-01-18

A huge dose of Mushy

Fantastic listen to! I LOVE Jodis work anyway, but this short Christmas story was by far one of the niceset sweetest candy floss and candy cane flavoured with cherry sauce on the top stories ever! I thought at first it was going to be a re run of a christmas carol, but no, its much better than that. If you havent heard of Jodi Taylor yet you are missing out, and if you havent heard any of the short stories, then give this one a go, with a cup of tea, warm fire and cake, as its just perfect for a long winter evening.

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  • Allan
  • 12-23-17

Really enjoyed the story

Really enjoyed the story a bit like a twisted version of Charles Dickens a Christmas Carol

I happily recommend it 👍👍👍👍

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  • Angela
  • 01-04-18

Too short

I enjoy all of Jodi Taylor's books but this I found a little too short.

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  • slow fan
  • 01-02-18

Another good one

As always in this seires it's good story and much to short for my likening hope there will be a full book soon

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-29-17

She did it again!!!!!!

Another great Christmas treat from Jodi Taylor. Max and the disaster magnets of St Mary's barge into trouble yet again.

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  • David
  • 12-23-17

When's the next book due.

The only disappointment with reading this book is I have now read them all and have to wait for the next Jodi Taylor book.

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  • Prudence
  • 12-23-17

AWESOME!

As usual, brilliant. Mums are the best. And we never get the last word. Magic!

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  • Julie
  • 01-05-18

Another winner

A lovely short story which continues the St Marys series. Zara Ramms narration, as ever, is delightful and brings the characters alive. Looking forward to the next instslment

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  • nought
  • 12-29-17

GreAt listen

Always enjoy st Mary's always interesting
.very well written with a touch of humour
Recommend

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  • Mrs Penny Giddings
  • 12-27-17

Good seasonable story.

Great story, but wished we had been more up to date with all Max's adventures. love Max, she is so credible.

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