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Category: Contemporary Fiction|
The author of the book: John Preston
Edition: Other Press (NY)
Date of issue: 19 Apr 2016
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 32.44 MB
City - Country: United States
Full description of the book The Dig: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 PDF 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."
About the author John PrestonJohn Preston is the arts editor and television critic of the "Sunday Telegraph." He is the author of three highly acclaimed novels, including "Kings of the Roundhouse" (2005), and a travel book, "Touching the Moon." He lives in London.
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