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The Dig eBookEd 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 Su.

Ed 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 Su.

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❴BOOKS❵ ⚣ The Dig Author John Preston – Ant-web.co 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 buri.

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10 thoughts on “The Dig

  1. Trish Trish says:

    The Dig Kindle Á à eBook ant web.co 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 mou


  2. Sandy Sandy says:

    The Dig Kindle Á à eBook ant web.co 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 variou


  3. Bob/Sally Bob/Sally says:

    The Dig Kindle Á à eBook ant web.co 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 the mysterious mounds but there is absolutely no emotion to the book Everyone in it takes such pains to be prim and proper and Preston


  4. Roger Brunyate Roger Brunyate says:

    The Dig Kindle Á à eBook ant web.co 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 prevailing view of the so called Dark Ages as a period devoid of cultureI k


  5. Jill Jill says:

    The Dig Kindle Á à eBook ant web.co 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 uickly


  6. Veronica Veronica says:

    The Dig Kindle Á à eBook ant web.co The Dig eBookThis got rave reviews when it was published a couple of years ago from readers as diverse as Ian McEwan engrossing exuisitely 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 drawing parallels between the digging up of the frail remains of things and the excavation of his characters' repressed thoughts and feelings It's rather reminiscent of On Chesil Beach in that sense although McEwan was excruciatingly forensic in his description of the young couple on their wedding n


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

    The Dig Kindle Á à eBook ant web.co 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 this dig Using four different narrator's Preston covers the period of April through September 1939 The use of these narrator's was very successful in accounting what happened which I believe Preston wanted to do without bogging down the story with a lot of character detail This does leave the story a little unsettled I for one am grateful to have the book since it does give us a sense of history This review was originally posted on The Pfaeffle Journal


  8. Sherrie Sherrie says:

    The Dig Kindle Á à eBook ant web.co 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:

    The Dig Kindle Á à eBook ant web.co 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 t


  10. Asya Asya says:

    The Dig Kindle Á à eBook ant web.co 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 uniue and separate from her husband and her not very happy marriage And for Basil the true archaeologist of the book the excavation is a failed way to attain dignity and respect and recognition The artifacts themselves as well as the process of excavation are beautifully rendered in Preston


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