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Arthur Prescottfinds respite from the drudgery of his professorship in the BarchesterCathedral Library, where he researches the Holy Grail and his long-delayedguidebook for the medieval cathedral. His tranquillity is shattered by BethanyDavis, a young American academic who has come to digitise the library’s ancientmanuscripts. But hostility turns to affection when Arthur discovers Bethany isa kindred spirit, a Grail fanatic. They begin a quest for the lost Book ofEwolda, which could reveal secrets about the cathedral and the Grail, and theirconnections to King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
As Arthur andBethany delve into the past, the secret history of England—from the Normaninvasion to the Civil War, the Industrial Revolution and the Blitz—is revealed.
A thrilling adventure for history lovers, The Lost Book of the Grail is also an ode to the joys ofreading.
Charlie Lovett is a writer, teacher and playwright whose books include the New York Times bestseller The Bookman’s Tale and First Impressions. He is a bibliophile and a former antiquarian bookseller. He and his wife split their time between North Carolina and the Cotswolds.
‘Vivid, engaging…A love story and a detective story filled with wonderful historic detail.’
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