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

Preston, John
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Published: January 7, 2021
ISBN: 9780241989630
240 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom

£8.99

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 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 that this is no ordinary find…

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 rivalry flourished in equal measure.

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