The Dig: Now a major motion picture starring Ralph Fiennes, Carey Mulligan and Lily James

John Preston (Author)
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Description

In the long hot summer of 1939 Britain is preparing for war. But on a riverside farm in Suffolk there is excitement of another kind: Mrs Petty, the widowed farmer, has had her hunch proved correct that the strange mounds on her land hold buried treasure. As the dig proceeds against a background of mounting national anxiety, it becomes clear though that this is no ordinary find ... And pretty soon the discovery leads to all kinds of jealousies and tensions. John Preston's recreation of the Sutton Hoo dig - the greatest Anglo-Saxon discovery ever in Britain - brilliantly and comically dramatizes three months of intense activity when locals fought outsiders, professionals thwarted amateurs, and love and rivaly flourished in equal measure

Product Details

Price
£8.99  £8.36
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date
29 May 2008
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780141016382

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