The Lost Book of the Grail by Charlie Lovett

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Read The Lost Book of the Grail Online Free - From the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookman's Tale comes a new novel about an obsessive bibliophile's quest through time to discover a missing manuscript, the unknown history of an English Cathedral, and the secret of the Holy Grail.

Arthur Prescott is happiest when surrounded by the ancient books and manuscripts of the Barchester Cathedral library. Increasingly, he feels like a fish out of water among the concrete buildings of the University of Barchester, where he works as an English professor. His one respite is his time spent nestled in the library, nurturing his secret obsession with the Holy Grail and researching his perennially unfinished guidebook to the medieval cathedral.

But when a beautiful young American named Bethany Davis arrives in Barchester charged with the task of digitizing the library's manuscripts, 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.

Bethany soon joins Arthur in a quest to find the lost Book of Ewolda, the ancient manuscript telling the story of the cathedral's founder. And when the future of the cathedral itself is threatened, Arthur and Bethany's search takes on grave importance, leading the pair to discover secrets about the cathedral, about the Grail, and about themselves.

Title : The Lost Book of the Grail
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ISBN : 0399562516
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 336 pages


Hannah rated it ★★★☆☆

March 09, 2017

Arthur Prescott has been enchanted by stories of King Arthur and the Holy Grail since he was a boy. When he's not teaching English at the University of Barchester, he retires to the Cathedral Library to quietly nurture his secret obsession with the Grail. His quiet study is shattered by the arriv...

Sean rated it ★★★★☆

March 24, 2017

There are a number of things in life for which I am an absolute sucker, including, but not limited to, and in no particular order, the following: *My kids *Saved by the Bell (as I proved at great length here) *Suckers (like, lollipops…not like people who are also suckers for things like Saved by t...

Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★☆☆

March 05, 2017

A charming and delightful mix of Arthurian legend, Christian beliefs, myths, history and the blending of new and old technology. Arthur, a lowly professor in Barchester (nod to Trollope) was raised by his grandfather with the belief that not only was the Holy Grail real, but was here, hidden in...

Jessica rated it ★★★★☆

April 27, 2017

I chose this book entirely because of the ridiculously beautiful cover, which is actually not something I do all that often anymore. My husband picked it up off my desk after I got home from the library and read the summary and the author bio and then gave me a skeptical look. "An antiquarian boo...

Malcolm rated it ★★★★★

July 29, 2017

I'm a sucker for books about books and Charlie Lovett writes those kind of books. I just can't resist. Arthur Prescott teaches literature at a glass and concrete English university in the town of Barchester, but his passion is to be in the library of the local cathedral which houses books and man...

Andrea rated it ★★★★★

June 06, 2017

*I received a free copy from Viking via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* Arthur Prescott sometimes thought he as born in the wrong generation. It's not that he thought he should be a Knight of the Round Table, but he should at least be living in the 1920s with Jeeves pulling on his morn...

David rated it ★★★★★

May 22, 2017

Do you like reading books? Not those e-things or audio things I mean books. I'm talking about books with paper pages with ink on them, with texture, with weight, with fragrance and color both real and imaginary. Yes, those kinds of books. Do you like them? Do you also like those books to contain...

Marianne rated it ★★★★★

March 18, 2017

“The gifts of God are rarely what we expect” The Lost Book of the Grail is the fifth novel by American teacher, playwright and author, Charlie Lovett. Arthur Prescott often thinks he was born in the wrong century. The forty-year-old university lecturer barely tolerates students and their modern ta...

Holly rated it ★★★★☆

April 22, 2017

I'm such a fan of Charlie Lovett's literary mysteries. The combination of a book lover & mystery is the BEST combination ever!! He's an automatic buy for me. This one is probably my least favorite of the 3 books I've read by him but still enjoyable. I think my problem was Arthur. It was set i...

Jamie rated it ★★★★☆

October 05, 2016

I love the literary mystery in this new Charlie Lovett book. Grail lore is fascinating and I loved the church history and idea of "Guardians" watching over a secret treasure through the centuries. The way the story is told, in modern day interspersed with chapters starting from the beginning of t...

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