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[PDF / Epub] ☆ The Dig By John Preston – Mulberrys-secret.pro 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 tIn 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 burie.

D treasure As the dig proceeds against a background of mounting national anxiety it becomes clear though that this is no ordinary find and soon the discovery leads to all kinds of jealousies and tensionsJohn Preston's recreation of the Sutt.

The Dig eBookD treasure As the dig proceeds against a background of mounting national anxiety it becomes clear though that this is no ordinary find and soon the discovery leads to all kinds of jealousies and tensionsJohn Preston's recreation of the Sutt.

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10 thoughts on “The Dig

  1. Trish Trish says:

    Kindle John Preston #219; The Dig PDF #199; #219; The Dig eBookThis beautifully composed short novel by John Preston may be most notable for its simplicity and understatement In restrained tones that recall JL Carr’s A Month in the Country we are treated to Edith Pretty aged and wealthy owner of Sutton Hoo estate who determines to discover if there is anything inside the earthwork mounds that dot her riverside Suffolk property It is 1939 and the threat of a German invasion is everywhere discussedPreston’s fiction would be wonderful even if it didn’t describe a real event the discovery in 1939 of an Anglo Saxon burial ship for a king long turned to sand containing jewels and helmets coins and gold trinkets silver bo


  2. Sandy Sandy says:

    Kindle John Preston #219; The Dig PDF #199; #219; The Dig eBookI found this to be a very disappointing fictional treatment of an exciting archaeological event the discovery of the Anglo Saxon ship burial at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk UK in 1939 The book has received good reviews on both sides of the Atlantic and I want to emphasize that my rating is based solely on my personal reaction to this book The story seems to focus on the drudgery of the actual physical labour and the annoying bickering among the various archaeologists and museum officials Th


  3. BobSally BobSally says:

    Kindle John Preston #219; The Dig PDF #199; #219; The Dig eBookI actually picked up a tattered paperback copy of The Dig several years ago after seeing it referenced online in a discussion about books that do a good job of portraying an archaeological dig It wasn't until I was offered an ARC of the new edition however that I finally made time for John Preston and his literary treasure huntTo be honest if I didn't feel obligated to give it a review I likely would have discarded this to the DNF pile There was some interesting history behind it and an impressive amount of detail in some of the excavations but the narrative itself was painfully dry and the characters tediously English I mean there is some very cool stuff going on here and some really exciting things being revealed from t


  4. Roger Brunyate Roger Brunyate says:

    Kindle John Preston #219; The Dig PDF #199; #219; The Dig eBookNot So Dark AgesSerious fiction these days is often so complex and allusive that it is a real pleasure to read a novel that tells a story absolutely straight with plenty of human interest yet without slighting the considerable intellectual value of the subject The Dig is an account of the 1939 excavations at Sutton Hoo Suffolk on the east coast of England The intricacy of the artifacts from the largest of these a ship burial datable to the late sixth century completely altered the


  5. Jill Jill says:

    Kindle John Preston #219; The Dig PDF #199; #219; The Dig eBookIt is 1939 in East Anglia and Britain is on edge knowing that war is imminent But at Sutton Hoo another type of excitement is taking place An ancient Anglo Saxon burial ground is in the process of being uncovered on the grounds of the widow Edith Pretty The archaeological team must work quickly before war strikesThis is a modest book without lots of bells and whistles and it is inspired b


  6. Veronica Veronica says:

    Kindle John Preston #219; The Dig PDF #199; #219; The Dig eBookThis got rave reviews when it was published a couple of years ago from readers as diverse as Ian McEwan engrossing exquisitely original Robert Harris enthrallingoriginal and Nigella Lawson who was so absorbed she skipped lunchI don't really understand all the hype It was a pleasant enough short read Preston writes beautifully but at the end I did wonder what the point was The novel is so understated as to be almost inaudible all that is clear is that he's dr


  7. The Pfaeffle Journal Diane The Pfaeffle Journal Diane says:

    Kindle John Preston #219; The Dig PDF #199; #219; The Dig eBookIn 1939 Edith Perry contacted the Ipswich Museum about some mounds she wanted excavated on her property in East Anglia The museum recommended an amateur archeologist Basil Brown Mr Brown went on to uncover one of the most significant sites of medieval history in England What ensured was a battle between Museums and property owns for the priceless objects foundJohn Preston has offered us a fictionalized account of t


  8. Sherrie Sherrie says:

    Kindle John Preston #219; The Dig PDF #199; #219; The Dig eBookA fairly pleasant short fictional account of the summer of 1939 when the Sutton Hoo ship burial was discovered It contains as much fact as fiction slightly dull in places but interesting nevertheless as its fairly local to me There were bits of the story that didn't seem to go anywhere so not sure why they were included It has inspired me to read my factual books about Sutton Hoo again though


  9. Rosy Rosy says:

    Kindle John Preston #219; The Dig PDF #199; #219; The Dig eBookThis interesting little novel is set in 1939 and centres on the excavation of the Anglo Saxon burial ship at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk I picked it up because of the Suffolk connection and rapidly became engrossed The archaeological discoveries give the book its narrative drive almost like a mystery drama and Preston conjures effectively the tension of a nation on the brink of war The book develops poignantly themes of evanescence and transience the everpresence of death and the dead and the mark or lack of that we leave upon history and the landscape It is also beautifully and economically written What stood out for me however and I fear this is going to turn into a review for writers than readers was Preston’s knack of conjuring on a


  10. Asya Asya says:

    Kindle John Preston #219; The Dig PDF #199; #219; The Dig eBookI loved this novel for how it makes archaeology lyrical poetic and personal I think it's Peggy Piggott who says something like here we are attempting to unearth another civilization when ours is on the brink of collapse the Sutton Hoo dig takes place in 1939 This and other connections between the Anglo Saxon ship burial and the private lives of the people involved in the excavation is what makes it so good For example Edith Pretty still mourns the death of her husband so digging for a burial has obvious resonances for her For Peggy it's like digging for something within herself that which makes her unique and separate from her husband and her not very happy marriage And for Basil the true archaeologist of the book th


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