The Dig: A Novel Based on True Events

December 8, 2020
The Dig: A Novel Based on True Events

SOON TO BE A FILM FROM NETFLIX STARRING LILY JAMES,CAREY MULLIGAN, AND RALPH FIENNES.A succinct and witty literary venture that tells thestrange story of a priceless treasure discovered in East Anglia onthe 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 anotherkind. Mrs. Pretty, the widowed owner of the farm, has had her hunchconfirmed that the mounds on her land hold buried treasure. As thedig proceeds, it becomes clear that this is no ordinary find.This fictional recreation of the famed Sutton Hoo dig followsthree months of intense activity when locals fought outsiders,professionals thwarted amateurs, and love and rivalry flourished inequal measure. As the war looms ever closer, engraved gold peeksthrough the soil, and each character searches for answers in theburied treasure. Their threads of love, loss, and aspiration weavea common awareness of the past as something that can never truly beleft behind.