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Re: A Distant Prospect of Wessex
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Well this book is sort of literary plus archaeology...

A Distant Prospect of Wessex: Archaeology and the Past in the Life and Works of Thomas Hardy; By Martin JP Davies
A very long revue in Britarch on this thesis turned book (fascinating and readable) it traces the archaeological threads in Hardy's stories. Apparently he was friends with General Pitt Rivers (Britains first inspector of Ancient Monuments). Not sure if Hardy's house Max Gate was built on top of a neolithic monument, but there was a megalithic stone unearthed, which gave rise to the poem "The Shadow of the Stone".
Mandatory pic of Stonehenge on the front...

http://www.plodit.com/buy-a-di[...]logy-and-t--9781905739417.html


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Posted by moss
9th December 2011ce
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