Land of Marvels

by Barry Unsworth | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0385529473 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingJean-Solwing of Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on 9/24/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by wingJean-Solwing from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Saturday, September 24, 2022
Somerville, a British archaeologist, is excavating a long-buried Assyrian palace. The site lies directly in the path of a new railroad to Baghdad, and he watches nervously as the construction progresses, threatening to destroy his discovery. The expedition party includes Somerville’s beautiful, bored wife, Edith; Patricia, a smart young graduate student; and Jehar, an Arab man-of-all-duties whose subservient manner belies his intelligence and ambitions. Posing as an archaeologist, an American geologist from an oil company arrives one day and insinuates himself into the group. But he’s not the only one working undercover to stake a claim on Iraq’s rich oil fields.

Journal Entry 2 by wingJean-Solwing at Redgum Cafe in Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Released 2 mos ago (10/6/2022 UTC) at Redgum Cafe in Templestowe, Victoria Australia

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Journal Entry 3 by AnonymousFriend at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Thursday, October 6, 2022
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.

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