The Dig

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

A brilliantly realised account of the most famous archeological dig in British history (Sutton Hoo), now a major motion picture starring Ralph Fiennes, Carey Mulligan and Lily James.

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 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.

  • 'Very fine, engrossing, exquisitely original' Ian McEwan
  • 'You don't need to be in archaeology - this is a tale of rivalry, loss and thwarted love. It's so absorbing that I read right through lunchtime one day, and it's not often I miss a meal' Nigella Lawson
  • 'Beautifully written...there is a true and wonderful ending to the story' Bill Wyman, Mail on Sunday
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Specificaties

ISBN
9780241989630
Uitgever
Penguin Books Ltd
Druk
1e
Datum
07-01-2021
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
240 pp.
Bindwijze
Paperback Paperback
Genre
Engelstalige literatuur

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