The Lost Book of the Grail
- Charlie Lovett
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- ISBN-10: 1410497607
- ISBN-13: 9781410497604
- DDC: Fic
- Shipping Weight: 1.45 lbs ( .66 kgs)
- 576 Pages | Hardcover
- Published/Released March 2017
- Simultaneous Publications
A New York Times Bestselling Author
English professor Arthur Prescott is happiest when surrounded by the ancient books and manuscripts of the Barchester Cathedral library, nurturing his secret obsession with the Holy Grail and researching his perennially unfinished guide to the medieval cathedral. Then a beautiful young American arrives in Barchester to digitize the library’s manuscripts, and Arthur’s tranquility is broken. Appalled by the threat modern technology poses to the library he loves, he sets out to thwart Bethany, only to find in her a kindred spirit with a similar love for knowledge and books — and a fellow Grail fanatic.
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“Diffident Arthur Prescott [is an] endearing hero. . . . [A] thoroughly enjoyable novel . . . The light tone . . . blends well with the clever academic sleuthing.”— Publishers Weekly (starred)
“Former antiquarian bookseller Lovett here does what he did so well in his debut . . . he uses a contemporary setting to vivify and contextualize ancient writings.”— Library Journal
“In his latest literary mystery, Lovett supplements his trademark meld of books, romance, and adventure with an element of (fairly English) humor and some nods in the direction of P.G. Wodehouse. . . . There's lots of research too . . . but it's underpinned by a pleasing treasure hunt mixed with the romantic involvement of two genially mismatched figures. A solidly built, innocently bookish diversion with a distinct Masterpiece Theater flavor.”— Kirkus Reviews