The Bookman's Tale by Charlie Lovett

The Bookman's Tale

Charlie Lovett

Full of tension and intrigue, this is a real page-turner. The Shakespeare manuscript conspiracy theory had me hooked and I was fascinated by the tracing of a book’s historical provenance. Expect full drama, romance and a thriller in the style of Dan Brown.

Extract

Filling the margins of every page of the ‘Pandosto’ he now held, was that same brown ink, those same loops and lines, that same sloping text. And both the handwriting and the content of the marginalia gave every indication, under Peter’s admittedly cursory examination, that it had come from the pen of William Shakespeare. Most astounding of all was what was written on the front endpaper.

Parallels
  • The Art Forger by B A Shapiro
  • Stoker's Script by Royce Prouty
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak