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Lost Book of the Grail

By Charlie Lovett

Set in an English cathedral city, The Lost Book of the Grail tells the story of obsessive bibliophile and Holy Grail fanatic Arthur Prescott as he works to uncover a long-lost secret about the cathedral’s past—and its connections to King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

Arthur Prescott is happiest when surrounded by the ancient books and manuscripts of the Barchester Cathedral library.  When a beautiful young American named Bethany Davis arrives in Barchester charged with the task of digitizing the library’s manuscripts, Arthur’s tranquillity 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 that was last seen being carried away by a mysterious figure during one of Barchester Cathedral’s most dangerous nights.

As Arthur and Bethany peel back layers of history, we are privy to important moments in the history of the Book of Ewolda—from the earliest days of English saints to the Norman invasion, the Reformation, the English Civil War, and on to the Victorian era and the blitz. 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 that neither expected.
By the author of The Bookman's Tale


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