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The Bookman's Tale

(2012)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Barry Awards Best First Book (nominee)
A mysterious portrait ignites an antiquarian bookseller's search for his lost love. Guaranteed to capture the hearts of everyone who truly loves books and literature - in particular the golden age of Shakespeare, Jonson and Marlowe - The Bookman's Tale is a sparkling novel and an engrossing exploration of one of literature's most tantalizing mysteries. After the death of his wife, Peter Byerly, a young antiquarian bookseller, relocates from the States to the English countryside, where he hopes to rediscover the joys of life through his passion for collecting and restoring rare books. But when he opens an eighteenth-century study on Shakespeare forgeries, he is shocked to find a Victorian portrait strikingly similar to his wife tumble out of its pages, and becomes obsessed with tracking down its origins. As he follows the trail back to the nineteenth century and then to Shakespeare's time, Peter learns the truth about his own past and unearths a book that might prove that Shakespeare was indeed the author of all his plays.

    

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Hardback Editions

October 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: 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
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Title: 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
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Title: 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
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Title: 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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2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: 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
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Title: 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
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Title: The Bookman's Tale
Author(s): Chalie Lovett
Publisher: Alma Books
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May 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Bookman's Tale: A Novel of Obsession
Author(s): Charlie Lovett
Publisher: Penguin Books
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