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The Bookman's Tale

(2013)
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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

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.

Hay-on-Wye, 1995. Peter Byerly isn't sure what drew him into this particular bookshop. Nine months earlier, the death of his beloved wife, Amanda, had left him shattered. The young antiquarian bookseller relocated from North Carolina to the English countryside, hoping to rediscover the joy he once took in collecting and restoring rare books. But upon opening an eighteenth-century study of Shakespeare forgeries, Peter is shocked when a portrait of Amanda tumbles out of its pages. Of course, it isn't really her. The watercolor is clearly Victorian. Yet the resemblance is uncanny, and Peter becomes obsessed with learning the picture's origins.

As he follows the trail back first to the Victorian era and then to Shakespeare's time, Peter communes with Amanda's spirit, learns the truth about his own past, and discovers a book that might definitively prove Shakespeare was, indeed, the author of all his plays.

 
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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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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
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Audio Editions

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

July 2013 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Bookman's Tale
Author(s): Chalie Lovett
Publisher: Alma Books
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May 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Bookman's Tale: A Novel of Obsession
Author(s): Charlie Lovett
Publisher: Penguin Books
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