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The dig
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[United States] : Blackstone Publishing, 2016.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 49 min.)) : digital.
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Reimagining the Sutton Hoo dig, the greatest Anglo-Saxon archaeological discovery on British soil, John Preston brilliantly dramatizes three months of intense activity on a small estate when locals fought outsiders, professionals thwarted amateurs, and love and rivalry flourished in equal measure.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, a widowed farmer, has had her hunch proved correct that the strange mounds on her land hold buried treasure. As an archaeological dig proceeds against a background of mounting national anxiety, it becomes clear that this is no ordinary find, and the discovery leads to a host of jealousies and tensions.Elegantly crafted with great tenderness and a poignant attention to detail, The Dig is more than a novel about archaeology. At its very core, this is a novel about the traces of life we all leave behind.

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eAudiobook
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Unabridged.
Language:
English
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9781982443887 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 198244388X (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)

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Read by Simon Vance, Kate Reading, Fiona Hardingham, and Derek Perkins.
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Reimagining the Sutton Hoo dig, the greatest Anglo-Saxon archaeological discovery on British soil, John Preston brilliantly dramatizes three months of intense activity on a small estate when locals fought outsiders, professionals thwarted amateurs, and love and rivalry flourished in equal measure.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, a widowed farmer, has had her hunch proved correct that the strange mounds on her land hold buried treasure. As an archaeological dig proceeds against a background of mounting national anxiety, it becomes clear that this is no ordinary find, and the discovery leads to a host of jealousies and tensions.Elegantly crafted with great tenderness and a poignant attention to detail, The Dig is more than a novel about archaeology. At its very core, this is a novel about the traces of life we all leave behind.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Preston, J., Vance, S., Reading, K., Hardingham, F., & Perkins, D. (2016). The dig. Unabridged. [United States]: Blackstone Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

John Preston et al.. 2016. The Dig. [United States]: Blackstone Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

John Preston et al., The Dig. [United States]: Blackstone Publishing, 2016.

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Preston, John, et al. The Dig. Unabridged. [United States]: Blackstone Publishing, 2016.

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