The Lost Book of the Grail: A Novel
Arthur Prescott is a quiet man. He loves collecting books, spending time with books, and the occasional night with his fellow bibliophile friends discussing books. He teaches English at the University of Barchester but would much rather spend his time in the beautiful Barchester Cathedral library surrounded by ancient manuscripts. He has been entrusted with the task of writing a guidebook for the cathedral by his friend Gwyneth Bowen, the dean of Barchester University, but has a serious case of writers block due to a lack of information about the patron saint of the Cathedral, Saint Ewolda.
But he has a secret passion as well, one that his grandfather instilled in him when he was boy. Arthur is a seeker of the Holy Grail. He has grown up believing that the key to finding the grail is somewhere in Barchester Cathedral and is tied somehow to Saint Ewolda. Although he made a solemn promise to his grandfather to keep this search a secret, the arrival of Bethany Davis, who has been hired to digitize his precious manuscripts, pushes his resolve to the limits.
The Lost Book of the Grail by Charlie Lovett is pure delight to read. The seamless transition between time periods keeps the reader pleasantly engaged. Pour some tea, get comfortable in your favorite chair, and get lost in Barchester!