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  • Published: New York : Viking, 2013.
  • Year Published: 2013
  • Description: 352 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780670026470
  • 0670016640


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The bookman's tale : a novel of obsession

by Lovett, Charles C.

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Call number: Mystery

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor, Malletts Adult, Pittsfield Adult

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After the death of his wife, Peter Byerly, a young antiquarian bookseller, relocates from the States to the English countryside, where he hopes to rediscover the joys of life through his passion for collecting and restoring rare books. But when he opens an eighteenth-century study on Shakespeare forgeries, he is shocked to find a Victorian portrait strikingly similar to his wife tumble out of its pages, and becomes obsessed with tracking down its origins. As he follows the trail back to the nineteenth century and then to Shakespeare's time, Peter learns the truth about his own past and unearths a book that might prove that Shakespeare was indeed the author of all his plays.

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This is an old fashioned mystery that will keep you guessing until the end


An engaging fast paced mystery and love story for book lovers, book collectors, and Stratfordians (read the book to find out who they are!)


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