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Another rollicking short story from the Chronicles of St Mary’s author Jodi Taylor. Question: What sort of idiot installs his mistress in his wife’s house? Especially when that mistress is Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator, Queen of Egypt and the most notorious woman of her time? Answer: Julius Caesar – poised to become King of Rome. Or as good as. Question: At this potentiallAnother rollicking short story from the Chronicles of St Mary’s author Jodi Taylor. Question: What sort of idiot installs his mistress in his wife’s house? Especially when that mistress is Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator, Queen of Egypt and the most notorious woman of her time? Answer: Julius Caesar – poised to become King of Rome. Or as good as. Question: At this potentially sensitive point in your political manoeuvrings, who are the last people you’d want crashing through the door, observing, recording, documenting …? I think we all know the answer to that one. Roman Holiday – an epic, stand alone tale set in Ancient Rome, 44 BC, featuring, in no particular order: an attempted murder, stampeding bullocks, Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile, a bowl of poisonous snakes, a smallish riot, Julius Caesar, and Mr Markham’s wayward bosoms....

Title : Roman Holiday
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ISBN : 22505423
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 34 Pages
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Roman Holiday Reviews

  • Choko
    2018-10-16 22:09

    *** 4.25 ***This very short story was hilarious!!! I loved it! Ancient Rome, 44 BC. Our team visits Cleopatra and her lover, Julius Caesar - his wife also plays a role in the happenings:) Laughed throughout! Totally worth the read:):):)

  • Bradley
    2018-11-10 22:21

    Julius Caesar? Oh my. Time travel with bumbling historians and fake tits was never as painful as this.Funny short story and pretty classic mini-adventure for our over-educated fools, but I think I can blame most of the misfortune firmly on the Director's shoulders, this time. :)

  • Richard Derus
    2018-11-12 18:02

    Rating: 4* of fiveThe Publisher Says: Another rollicking short story from the Chronicles of St Mary’s author Jodi Taylor. Question: What sort of idiot installs his mistress in his wife’s house? Especially when that mistress is Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator, Queen of Egypt and the most notorious woman of her time? Answer: Julius Caesar – poised to become King of Rome. Or as good as. Question: At this potentially sensitive point in your political manoeuvrings, who are the last people you’d want crashing through the door, observing, recording, documenting …? I think we all know the answer to that one. Roman Holiday – an epic, stand alone tale set in Ancient Rome, 44 BC, featuring, in no particular order: an attempted murder, stampeding bullocks, Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile, a bowl of poisonous snakes, a smallish riot, Julius Caesar, and Mr Markham’s wayward bosoms.My Review: Beware the Ides of St Mary's.All I'm sayin'. Read it or weep.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

  • Ian
    2018-11-07 19:23

    Max and the team travel to Ancient Rome to observe the household of Julius Ceasar where his wife Cornelia and his lover Cleopatra are both living. As you would expect that ain't gonna end well. Another very quick little vignette from the world of St Mary's time travelling historians. It's good fun but only 34 pages and honestly I don't think it's worth the 86 cents they're asking for the Kindle version. As a freebie for the fans it's definitely worth it and luckily you can get the audiobook free from audible.com so that's my recommendation.

  • Trish
    2018-11-15 17:32

    Bwahahaha. This is a summer holiday story, courtesy of St. Mary's. The team (consisting of Markham, Guthrie, Peterson, van Owen and Max) jumps to Rome during the time of Julius Caesar when he had installed his mistress Cleopatra in his and his wife's house. Naturally, although the team had a perfectly good plan about what to do and what to record, everything goes NOT according to plan and they do get close up and personal with Caesar and Cleopatra themselves and have to make a creative and hasty retreat (nothing new there).Apart from a wonderful description of Roman society and Caesar's villa, the most remarkable thing was the humour in this. From Markham cross-dressing for a reenactment of the movie scene in which Cleopatra is smuggled into a villa in a carpet, to some comments about Cleopatra's and Caesar's noses ...„Bloody hell!“, whispered Markham behind me. „Imagine if they both sneezed simultaneously. It would be like a 21-gun-nasal-salute!“

  • Kaitlin
    2018-11-14 00:31

    This was a tiny, likeable story about St Mary's trip to the Roman Empire to see Cleopatra. The story is short and sweet and doesn't add a whole lot to the series, but its always fun to just hang out with the gang :) 2.5*s

  • Marjolein
    2018-11-02 18:19

    Read all my reviews on http://urlphantomhive.booklikes.com Another short to accompany the main St Mary’s series. While it’s perfectly possibly to follow the series without reading the short stories, I would certainly recommend them as it provides you with some extra adventures and postpones the inevitable moment where you’ll have to return to the normal, non-time traveling world. Expect everything you’ve come to expect from the series. Now set in Roman times with Caesar (the one that gave it the name) and Cleopatra, because when you install your mistress in your wife’s house, this of course is asking for problems. The only remark I have is that I would not read it as #3.5. Without going into spoilers, book three ends on quite an important moment with quite the cliff-hanger, and book four opens there, so personally, I would recommend to read it before starting A Second Time, as it probably takes place somewhere during the events of that book.

  • Maria Dimitrova
    2018-10-27 21:30

    Mr. Markham is one of the more colourful side characters of the Chronicles of St. Mary's and in this particular short story he showed that he is more than comic relief. Too bad that the rest of the crew threw him under the bus even though he was the one least responsible for this disaster. Hilarious little vignette combining all my favourite things about this series.

  • Trelawn
    2018-11-14 17:02

    I'm a Classics nerd so I really enjoyed this one. The gang visit Rome in 44 BC to observe and document the mood in the city in the weeks leading up to Julius Caesar's assassination. Instead they end up having an audience with Caesar's wife Calpurnia, his mistress Cleopatra and foiling an attempted murder before they are scapegoated for said attempt. An average day really. And that's leaving out the sonic scream and Mr Markham's breasts.

  • Emily Ross
    2018-11-05 01:22

    I really liked this! It was short and cool and nicely paced and historical. I've never studied or read much about Cleopatra, so I can't say much for historical accuracy, but the plot was pretty good.

  • Angie ☯
    2018-10-31 18:16

    This story is short and merely ok. Still its always fun to tag along with the St Mary's crew.

  • Megalion
    2018-10-20 17:22

    Another fun jaunt through time. This time to a moment not long before Caesar's assassination. Standard hi-jinks that lead to more very amusing sentence(s) you'd never thought would be written. Ever. Again, not recommended unless you've read any of the full length novels that introduce the characters. Recommended all the same.

  • Melissa
    2018-11-06 17:13

    Great pick-me-up in the middle of a blackout! I thank Goodness I had the kindle with audio downloaded before everything went out. The laughter was non-stop, so take care while drinking or you may spray your surroundings. This was very easy to visualize. I could imagine the whole thing happening!

  • Alistair
    2018-10-18 01:20

    3+Another St. Mary's short story.Another free audible.I do like a historian who knows Asterix and Obelix and appreciates the importance of Cleopatra's nose.

  • Bob Platypire
    2018-10-16 19:29

    I freaking love these books. I love the time traveling, the meddling, the characters, the narration. All of it. Bob says: 5 Platypires

  • Miriam
    2018-10-24 23:22

    A fun little story in the typical crazy St. Mary's sort of way. A fast read with some good laughs. It should be said though, that this is in no way #3.5 in the series. Book #03A Second Chance ends with some literally world changing events and book fourA Trail Through Time starts of at the exact moment book #03 left off. This story just doesn't fit in there, because there is no "time" for this jump to Ancient Rome and because it doesn't fit with the chronology of ongoing events.It is never actually stated, when this jump takes place, but from the tune of the story I would put it somewhere before the big Troy assignment and it's outcome. So this one should probably be read as #2.6 before or during the first chapters ofA Second Chance. There seem to be lots of time between books #02 and #03.

  • Pamela Saylor
    2018-11-01 20:22

    Too too tooooooo too short! Too too tooooooo too short! Yet another travel book, ( as in time space continuum travel) from Miss Taylor and all without having to pack and lose your suitcase, deal with TSA agents and delays or leave the comfort of your own chair and still get to travel with Max, Leon and all the kooky characters from St. Mary's

  • Mark
    2018-10-25 18:32

    Another short trip in time.

  • Wealhtheow
    2018-11-06 17:31

    The historians of St.Mary's try to time travel to see Cleopatra, and of course everything goes hilariously, terribly wrong.

  • Cheryl Necessary
    2018-10-26 01:02

    A fun little romp to ancient Rome.

  • Amy Bradley
    2018-10-27 20:12

    Short story, I’m a bit confused where it happens timeline wise (possibly in new alternate universe, as my impression was the Caesar mission hadn't occurred before Agincourt). Still interesting. A team from St Mary's goes to Rome to observe Caesar's household, only to be invited in and become embroiled.

  • K.J. Kirk
    2018-11-12 17:15

    The Chronicles of St Mary's are amongst my favourite books. Roman Holiday is a short story that Jodi gave us in April 2015. It's hilarious, especially when she talks about Cleopatra's nose. If you read The Long and the Short of it, which is coming out on Audible on June 9th 2017 you will get all the St Mary's short stories, which are all terrific.Roman holiday is probably my favourite of Jodi's short stories followed by Christmas Present. You will also learn a bit of history too. These are time travel yarns but they are really historical novels too.

  • Tascha
    2018-11-03 20:02

    3.5 stars. Gotta love the St. Mary's team!

  • Pat Beard
    2018-10-29 23:03

    Laughed my way through this one.

  • Michael
    2018-10-23 23:05

    Great fun. A short story in the St Mary chronicles. Markham is definitely my favourite character at St Mary's!

  • Jessica Howard
    2018-11-15 22:13

    I love these short stories. And I love that they're free on Audible! Yay for a bonus hour in the St. Mary's world.

  • Stephen Robertson
    2018-11-08 23:14

    GOOD GOOD RECOMEND

  • Veronica
    2018-10-25 19:05

    My only regret was that it was short. Maybe they'll encounter some of this time period's characters in later books. 😁

  • Mary Beth
    2018-11-05 21:30

    Good addition to the story. Explains what is going on if you haven't read the main series.

  • Anita Elder
    2018-11-04 19:18

    Hilarious!