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Publication Order of Guardians Books

The Book of the Seven Spells (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Program (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fat Lady Sings (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bookman’s Tale (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Impressions (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Book of the Grail (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Escaping Dreamland (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Enigma Affair (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Olympic Marathon (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lewis Carroll's England (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love, Ruth: A Son's Memoir (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sparrow Through the Hall: A Pilgrimage Through British Christianity (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Onward & Upward: A History of Summit School (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lewis Carroll: Formed by Faith (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Charlie Lovett was born in North Carolina’s Winston-Salem to an English professor. During her childhood, her family loved spending their summers in the mountains of North Carolina which developed in her an affinity for the countryside.
He went to college in Virginia at Woodberry Forest School and back to North Carolina and Davidson College. In 1984, Charlie got started collecting antique books alongside Stephanie his first wife. It was at this time that he seriously began collecting books and material to do with the writer of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll.

He left the book business during the 1990s but continued collecting books and now has a huge collection of rare artifacts and books by Lewis Carroll. In 1997, he got his writing MFA from Vermont College during which he researched and wrote a book about Ruth Candler Lovett titled “Love, Ruth.”

After he graduated with his MFA, he started traveling with Jodan his daughter, and Janice his wife. They would live in Kingha, Oxfordshire in England for half a year, immersing themselves in the culture and making lifelong friends.
A decade later, they bought a small cottage in the area which they now spend up to two months a year, whenever they visit the United Kingdom.

In 2001, Janice was hired to take charge of the Summit School third-grade drama program. Whining about how little good material was out there, she requested him to pen a play for her.

It was from this that he embarked on a career as a playwright. For nearly a dozen years, he wrote plays for third-grade, eighth-grade and ninth-grade learners as a Writer in Residence. During this time, nineteen of his works were published and were produced more than 3500 times in the US and across more than twenty countries.

He penned his first novel-length manuscript during the 1990s and while it was a terrible piece, it convinced him that he could write a full-length book. In 2008, he made his novel writing debut when he published “The Program.”
However, it was with the publishing of “The Bookman’s Tale” in 2013 that he got his biggest breakthrough. Combining his love for the English countryside and rare book, the work would become a bestseller in the New York Times and was also a selection on Barnes and Noble Recommends.

The work was called a delightful tale of bibliophilia by “Parade Magazine” and has since been translated into many other languages.

2015 was a very busy year for Charlie Lovett given that it marked one of the most important anniversaries of the publishing of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” The author curated “Alice Live!” A major exhibition was held at the Lincoln Center of the New York Public Library.

He wrote the introduction for the new edition of the books and spoke at the international enthusiasts gathering of Carroll’s works. Besides Carrol’s works, he has also written other reenactments of books by other authors.
In 2016, he published “The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge” which was called a very convincing reimagining of the Dickensian tale by USA Today.

Charlie now has more than a dozen works to his name among them a series, more than half a dozen single-standing novels, a collection of short stories, a novella, and several works of nonfiction.
The author credits his success to the love and support of Janice his wife and his children Jordan and Jimmy.

“The Bookman’s Tale” by Charlie Lovett asks if it would be worth killing to get one’s hands on what has to be one of the most prized relics in English literature.

The work is set in Hay on Wye in 1995 and the lead is a man named Peter Byerly who cannot say what brought him to the bookshop he is currently in.

A few months earlier, he had lost Amanda his beloved wife which had left him devastated. He made the decision to relocate to the English countryside from North Carolina, as he hoped to rediscover the joy he once found in restoring and collecting rare books.
Things get really interesting when he opens an eighteenth-century study of forgeries of Shakespearean works and finds a portrait of Amanda in its pages. He is certain it is not her given the Victorian watercolors but there is an uncanny resemblance.
He soon develops an obsession with finding the origin of the picture. Following the trail right into Victorian times and even into the era of Shakespeare, he communes with what he believes is his deceased wife’s spirit and learns a lot about his own past.
He also finds a work that indisputably shows Shakespeare was responsible for penning all his plays.

Charlie Lovett’s “The Lost Book of the Grail” tells the story of an obsessed bibliophile who goes back in time to investigate the secret of the Holy Grail and the unknown history of an English Cathedral.

The lead is Arthur Prescott, a man who is always happy when he is around ancient manuscripts and books at the Barchester Cathedral Library. But in recent times he has been feeling out of place at the University of Barchester where he is an English professor.
His one saving grace is that he gets to spend a lot of time in the library indulging his secret obsession with the Holly Grail and doing the research for his guidebook on a massive medieval cathedral.

Things change when Bethany Davis a beautifully young American woman arrives on the campus and takes charge of digitizing the manuscripts of the library. She completely breaks Arthur’s tranquility and is appalled that the administration may threaten the library and its precious records with modern technology.

He decides that he will do everything to thwart Bethany only to find that she is a kindred spirit who is also intrigued with the Grail and has a love of books. The two are soon called to work together when the cathedral is threatened and then discover some interesting secrets about the Graul, the cathedral, and themselves.

Charlie Lovett’s “The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge” is set on a hot summer day about two decades after Ebenezer Scrooge experienced a change in personality. The man still walks the streets of London spreading Christmas cheer which leaves his many creditors, Bob Cratchit, and his nephew frustrated.

Nonetheless, when the man decides to help Jacob Marley his former partner and old friend in addition to several other citizens, he may have to work with the same people who are annoyed with him.

He may also have to call on three spirits who had been his visitors about twenty years earlier. By the time they are done, he believes he will be able to convince everyone in town to celebrate Christmas the entire year as they open their hearts, arms, and wallets to help their fellow men.

Written in what is an uncanny Dickensian style, this work is a winking and loving tribute to the Victorian classic.

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