MOBI John Preston #194; #194; The Dig Epub #202;

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.

➳ [Read] ➮ The Dig By John Preston ➾ – Posthd.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.

MOBI John  Preston #194; #194; The Dig Epub #202;

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10 thoughts on “The Dig

  1. Trish Trish says:

    MOBI John Preston #194; #194; The Dig Epub #202; 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 bowls and implements When it was discovered the find redefined Britain’s Dark Ages for what it showed of human capability and development


  2. Sandy Sandy says:

    MOBI John Preston #194; #194; The Dig Epub #202; 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 Suffo


  3. BobSally BobSally says:

    MOBI John Preston #194; #194; The Dig Epub #202; 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 be


  4. Roger Brunyate Roger Brunyate says:

    MOBI John Preston #194; #194; The Dig Epub #202; 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 prevaili


  5. Jill Jill says:

    MOBI John Preston #194; #194; The Dig Epub #202; 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 by true events In an area characterized by “bloody mindedness and general dislike of authority” a discovery by Basil Brown a self taught local archaeologist spirals out of his control and into the hands of the professionals of the British Museum As the ramifications of the find begin to escalate we see a town stiffening its collective backs against outsiders and the politics of rivalryBut the implications of this book go beyond that John Preston writes “It seemed an especially cruel sort of joke that we should be unearthing the remains of one civ


  6. Veronica Veronica says:

    MOBI John Preston #194; #194; The Dig Epub #202; 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 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 y


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

    MOBI John Preston #194; #194; The Dig Epub #202; 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:

    MOBI John Preston #194; #194; The Dig Epub #202; 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 anywher


  9. Rosy Rosy says:

    MOBI John Preston #194; #194; The Dig Epub #202; 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 archae


  10. Asya Asya says:

    MOBI John Preston #194; #194; The Dig Epub #202; 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 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's prose but it's what they mean to the characters that's really at stake in this novel The


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