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The bookman's tale : a novel of obsession

Author: Charles C Lovett
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2014. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Mystery fiction
Detective and mystery stories
Ghost stories
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles C Lovett
ISBN: 9780143125389 0143125389
OCLC Number: 861068861
Notes: Originally published in the United States of America by Viking Penguin, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2013.
Includes the first chapter of "First impressions" by author Charlie Lovett.
Description: 352 pages, 14 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Charlie Lovett.
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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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