The Dig

Product Number: EB00615861
Released: Apr 05, 2016
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ISBN: #9781590517819
Publisher: Other Press
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A succinct and witty literary venture that tells the strange story of a priceless treasure discovered in East Anglia on the eve of World War II 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. Pretty, the widowed owner of the farm, has had her hunch confirmed that the mounds on her land hold buried treasure. As the dig proceeds, it becomes clear that this is no ordinary find. This fictional recreation of the famed Sutton Hoo dig follows three months of intense activity when locals fought outsiders, professionals thwarted amateurs, and love and rivalry flourished in equal measure. As the war looms ever closer, engraved gold peeks through the soil, and each character searches for answers in the buried treasure. Their threads of love, loss, and aspiration weave a common awareness of the past as something that can never truly be left behind.

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Author(s): John Preston
Original Publish Date: Apr 05, 2016

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Author(s): John Preston
Product Number DD23433
Released: Apr 05, 2016
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ISBN: #9781504689960
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Author(s): John Preston
Product Number Z100116334
Released: Apr 05, 2016
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ISBN: #9781504689908

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