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The Bookman's Tale

(2013)
A novel by

 
Awards
Barry Awards Best First Book (nominee)
A mysterious portrait ignites an antiquarian bookseller's search through time and the works of Shakespeare for his lost love. Charlie Lovett's new book, The Lost Book of the Grail, is now available. Guaranteed to capture the hearts of everyone who truly loves books, The Bookman's Tale is a former bookseller's sparkling novel and a delightful exploration of one of literature's most tantalizing mysteries with echoes of Shadow of the Wind and A.S. Byatt's Possession. Nine months after the death of his beloved wife Amanda left him shattered, Peter Byerly, a young antiquarian bookseller, relocates from North Carolina to the English countryside, hoping to outrun his grief and rediscover the joy he once took in collecting and restoring rare books. But upon opening an eighteenth-century study of Shakespeare forgeries, he discovers a Victorian watercolor of a woman who bears an uncanny resemblance to Amanda. Peter becomes obsessed with learning the picture's origins and braves a host of dangers to follow a trail of clues back across the centuries-all the way to Shakespeare's time and a priceless literary artifact that could prove, once and for all, the truth about the Bard's real identity.

 
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Used availability for Charlie Lovett's The Bookman's Tale


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Hardback Editions

October 2013 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Bookmans Tale
Author(s): Charlie Lovett
ISBN: 1-4104-6293-5 / 978-1-4104-6293-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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May 2013 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Bookman's Tale
Author(s): Charlie Lovett
ISBN: 0-670-02647-6 / 978-0-670-02647-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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May 2013 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Bookman's Tale
Author(s): Charlie Lovett
ISBN: 0-670-01664-0 / 978-0-670-01664-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

May 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Bookman's Tale: A Novel of Obsession
Author(s): Charlie Lovett
ISBN: 0-14-312538-9 / 978-0-14-312538-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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July 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Bookman's Tale
Author(s): Charlie Lovett
ISBN: 1-84688-302-4 / 978-1-84688-302-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

June 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Bookman's Tale: A Novel of Obsession
Author(s): Charlie Lovett
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

July 2013 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Bookman's Tale
Author(s): Chalie Lovett
Publisher: Alma Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Bookman's Tale: A Novel of Obsession
Author(s): Charlie Lovett
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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