Hello Dear Readers!

I have a great giveaway for you.  Just leave a comment and be entered to win this new book.  I just started reading it myself and am enjoying it quite at bit.




Hay-on-Wye, 1995. Peter Byerly isn’t sure what drew him into this particular bookshop. Nine months earlier, the death of his beloved wife, Amanda, had left him shattered. The young antiquarian bookseller relocated from North Carolina to the English countryside, hoping to rediscover the joy he once took in collecting and restoring rare books. But upon opening an eighteenth-century study of Shakespeare forgeries, Peter is shocked when a portrait of Amanda tumbles out of its pages. Of course, it isn’t really her. The watercolor is clearly Victorian. Yet the resemblance is uncanny, and Peter becomes obsessed with learning the picture’s origins.

As he follows the trail back first to the Victorian era and then to Shakespeare’s time, Peter communes with Amanda’s spirit, learns the truth about his own past, and discovers a book that might definitively prove Shakespeare was, indeed, the author of all his plays.

The kind folks at Viking/Penguin will send one copy of this brand new book to one lucky winner to an address in the Continental US.  Here’s what you need to say in the comments:

1) Leave your first name
2) Include your email address in the following format — name (at) email (dot) com — to prevent spam.
3) Tell us your favorite work by Shakespeare.

Contest is now closed!  Congratulations to Meg Cronin!

2 thoughts on “GIVEAWAY: THE BOOKMAN’S TALE by Charlie Lovett”

  1. Indeed, these do seem to be their own subgenre. It’s a fine line. If you are appealing to fans of a certain writer/legend, then you have to be careful to treat that topic with respect.

    And congratulations on winning a copy of The Bookman’s Tale. I will be in touch to get it to you.

  2. This “book” sort of story is a real subgenre now, isnt’ it? There are the more popular Dante Club types and the more “literary” types, like Donna Tartt’s The Secret History. I just read one I really disliked, which was called Dominance by Will Lavender. Then there are novels about bookstores–another subgenre. Anyway, I’ve heard The Bookman’s Tale is a good one.
    Favorite Shakespeare play: The Henriad, particularly Henry IV, Part I. Tragedy: Hamlet or Merchant.

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