The Lost Book of the Grail

A Novel

Arthur Prescott uncovers a secret about his cathedral’s past and its connections to King Arthur.

By Charlie Lovett Read by Charles Armstrong Fiction / Historical / Literary / Mystery & Thrillers English, Unabridged Sell Sheet
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							Arthur Prescott is happiest when surrounded by the ancient manuscripts of the Barchester Cathedral library, nurturing his obsession with the Holy Grail and researching his perennially unfinished guidebook to the medieval cathedral. But when Bethany Davis arrives in Barchester to digitize the library's manuscripts, Arthur's tranquility is broken. Appalled by the threat of modern technology, he sets out to thwart Bethany, only to find in her a kindred spirit-and a fellow Grail fanatic. Bethany soon joins Arthur in a quest to find the lost Book of Ewolda. Arthur and Bethany peel back layers of history, and when the future of the cathedral itself is threatened, Arthur and Bethany's search takes on grave importance, leading to discoveries about the Grail and each other.

"[A] thoroughly enjoyable novel from bestseller Lovett..." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"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

"Charlie Lovett's diverting The Lost Book of the Grail is a mystery, a history, a pleasure-and a treasure. Find yourself within its pages, and you find yourself remembering the virtues of books and book-making." - Gregory Maguire, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked

"A vivid, engaging tale that takes the reader along on a delightful search through the ancient libraries of a crumbling cathedral in search of a precious book hidden away for hundreds of years. Settle back and enjoy: this is both a love story and a detective story filled with wonderful historic detail." - Kate Alcott, New York Times bestselling author of The Dressmaker

"The Lost Book of the Grail is a book lover's book. Ambitious in scope, the cheerful bounce of Lovett's prose skillfully guides the reader through history's twists." - Erika Swyler, author of The Book of Speculation

"...the one book every bibliophile needs to read this winter." - Bustle

"Armstrong's characterizations of other key characters are strong, helping the listener to follow the plot...The narration also allows the humor in the writing to shine..." - AudioFile