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Land of marvels : novel

Author: Barry Unsworth
Publisher: London : Hutchinson, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 many prizes.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Unsworth
ISBN: 9780091926175 0091926173 9780091926182 0091926181
OCLC Number: 258072935
Description: 287 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Barry Unsworth.

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Deft characterization . . . succeeds in summoning the demons and the angels of Iraq s present and past.--Christopher de Bellaigue

 
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