When a Child is Born (2013)

Cover of book When a Child is Born
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Categories: Fiction
No surprise there. It’s my default state.
    Dr Bairstow raised his eyes from my report and regarded me steadily. Behind him, his PA, Mrs Partridge, sat scratchpad in hand, making the Sphinx look li
...ke a collection of facial tics.
    Yes, I was in trouble again.
    He cleared his throat. Here we go.
    ‘Dr Maxwell, the assignment was – I believe I have I have the details here. Ah, yes – jump to London, Westminster Abbey, 25th December 1066. Witness the coronation of King William I. Ascertain the cause of the disturbance that interrupted the ceremony and discover the extent of the subsequent fire and riots. I’m almost certain I impressed upon you the importance of our client and the need for a successful conclusion.’ ‘Yes, sir. You were very clear.’ ‘I also know that while brevity is admirable, I do require something a little more detailed than just “It was very cold”.’ He shut down the data stack and regarded me again.
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