This is an interesting book, as it is a fictionalised account of the most famous archaeological dig in Britain in the modern age - that of Sutton Hoo.
There are touches and flashes that this book could have held so much more but perhaps in a book that is about real people the author was contrained by what he knew of them.
It is a gentle story that makes you want to read more. It is well written but ultimately not very exciting.
It would appeal to people who like archaeology, who like the time period - 1939, but it does not have enough in it to make it a worthwhile read for a reading group.