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

by John Preston

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Published 29th May 2008, 240 pages
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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

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

ISBN
9780141016382

Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd

Binding
Paperback

Publication date
May 29, 2008

Dimensions
19.8cm x 12.9cm x 1.5cm

Page count
240 pages