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The lost book of the Grail, or, A visitor's guide to Barchester Cathedral / Charlie Lovett.

Author/Creator:
Lovett, Charles C., author.
Other Title:
Lost book of the Grail
Visitor's guide to Barchester Cathedral
Publication:
New York, New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
320 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects:
FICTION / Historical.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional British.
College teachers -- Fiction.
Libraries -- Fiction.
Cathedrals -- Fiction.
Manuscripts -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Americans -- England -- Fiction.
Barchester (England : Imaginary place) -- Fiction.
Archival materials -- Digitization -- Fiction.
Grail -- Fiction.
Form/Genre:
Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Mystery fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Summary:
"In an English cathedral city, passionate bibliophile Author Prescott works to uncover a long-lost secret about the cathedral's past, and its connection to King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table..."-- Provided by publisher.
At the University of Barchester, where Arthur Prescott works as an English professor, his one respite is his time spent nestled in the Barchester Cathedral library, nurturing his secret obsession with the Holy Grail and researching his perennially unfinished guidebook to the medieval cathedral. When American Bethany Davis arrives in Barchester charged with the task of digitizing the library's manuscripts, Arthur's tranquility is broken. 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. Joined in a quest to find the lost Book of Ewolda, the ancient manuscript telling the story of the cathedral's founder, the pair discover secrets about the cathedral, about the Grail, and about themselves.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Schneidman Fund bookplate.
Other format:
Online version: Lovett, Charles C., author. Lost book of the Grail, or, A visitors guide to Barchester Cathedral
Online version: Lovett, Charles C., author. Lost book of the Grail, or, A visitors guide to Barchester Cathedral
ISBN:
9780399562518
0399562516
9780399562525
0399562524
OCLC:
969973341
Publisher Number:
99971326650
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