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Author Unsworth, Barry, 1930-2012-

Title Land of marvels : a novel / Barry Unsworth.

Imprint New York : Nan A. Talese, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    UNSWORTH,BAR    Available
 GDL Pacific Park Library Fiction    UNSWORTH,BAR    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 287 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary In this thriller set in the Middle East of 1914, Somerville, a British archaeologist, and his team are excavating a long-buried Assyrian palace when an American geologist from an oil company posing as an archaeologist arrives one day and insinuates himself into Somerville's group. But he's not the only one working undercover to stake a claim on Iraq's rich oil fields.
Subject Archaeologists -- Great Britain -- Fiction.
British -- Iraq -- Fiction.
Geologists -- United States -- Fiction.
Americans -- Iraq -- Fiction.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Iraq -- Fiction.
Petroleum -- Prospecting -- Iraq -- Fiction.
Petroleum industry and trade -- Middle East -- History -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 1910-1936 -- Fiction.
Iraq -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
ISBN 9780385520072 (alk. paper) : $26.00
0385520077 (alk. paper)

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