Land of Marvels

Author: Barry Unsworth
Publisher: Windmill Books
Category: Contemporary Fiction, Adventure Books, Historical Adventure, Historical Fiction
Book Format: Paperback

1914, and an English archaeologist called Somerville is fulfilling a lifelong dream- to direct an excavation in the desert of Mesopotamia. Yet forces beyond his control threaten his work.The Great War is looming, and various interest groups are vying for control over the land and its manyprizes. And Somerville, whose intention is purely to discover and preserve the land's ancient treasures finds his idealism sorely tested. Naked ambition, treachery and greed are at play, in a thrilling adventure from the master of the historical novel.

About Barry Unsworth
Barry Unsworth was born in 1930 in Durham. He was the author of many novels, including Pascali's Island, which was shortlisted for the 1980 Booker Prize; Stone Virgin (1985); Sacred Hunger, which was joint winner of the 1992 Booker Prize; Morality Play, which was shortlisted for the 1995 Booker Prize; Losing Nelson (1999); The Songs of the King (2002); The Ruby in Her Navel (2006); Land of Marvels (2009); and The Quality of Mercy (2011), which was shortlisted for The Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction. Barry Unsworth died in 2012.

(BK-9780099534549)

SKU BK-9780099534549
Barcode # 9780099534549
Brand Windmill Books
Artist / Author Barry Unsworth
Shipping Weight 0.2400kg
Shipping Width 12.900m
Shipping Height 1.900m
Shipping Length 19.800m

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