The Resource The dig, John Preston

The dig, John Preston

Label
The dig
Title
The dig
Statement of responsibility
John Preston
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Preston, John
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6066.R43
LC item number
D54 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Landowners
  • Widows
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Landowners
  • Widows
  • Sutton Hoo Ship Burial (England)
  • England
  • England
Label
The dig, John Preston
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in the United Kingdom by Viking in 2007
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781590517802
Lccn
2015039129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1046232
  • (OCoLC)913844811
  • 1006177
  • (OCoLC)ocn913844811
Label
The dig, John Preston
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in the United Kingdom by Viking in 2007
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781590517802
Lccn
2015039129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1046232
  • (OCoLC)913844811
  • 1006177
  • (OCoLC)ocn913844811

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