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New crime thriller about an archaeologist called Alan Cadbury by Francis Pryor
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Do you recognise this man?

Quote:Alan Cadbury is a professional archaeologist: a digger of ancient sites and a man who likes to unravel the mysteries and meaning of the past. Most of the sites he dug were ahead of industrial development or new housing estates, gravel quarries, roads, etc. The people who did the work were down-to-earth. Some were students, others were professional diggers – but they all knew what they wanted from life and were prepared to work long hours, for very low pay. In the seventies to nineties, Alan and his colleagues lived in abandoned houses or camped out on the edges of industrial estates. They were always covered in mud, were deeply suntanned and drunk (or stoned) on their days off. They were feared by respectable citizens. They were known as Circuit Diggers because they worked the 'circuit', moving from one excavation to another, as new sites were opened, right across Britain.
Like others on the circuit, Alan Cadbury is obsessive: he won’t let problems lie, even when he’s slumped drunk in a lonely bedsit, somewhere in the Fens. But there’s another side to him, too: he enjoyes solving mysteries.

New crime thriller about an archaeologist called Alan Cadbury by Francis Pryor. This book has embraced crowd-funding internet publishing where authors need to raise a specified number of subscribers at various rates to have the book published (450 to go!). Pledge levels start at £10 for the e-book.

Go on.. have a look and either pledge, chuckle or gasp.. or all three.. or none.. :face-huh:

http://unbound.co.uk/books/the-lifers-club
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Blurb: Alan Cadbury, an archaeologist with a glass-and-a half-full approach to things. He needs to be, because the wages he gets paid are the same colour as chocolate.
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#3
Honestly, fair play to Francis Pryor in general, but that sounds gash
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#4
if that extract is anything to go by i would say dont give up the day job - but then i was robbed last time i bought a book of his
If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers
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#5
FP doing what he does.....working the cliches to popular acclaim.
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#6
When will we see a 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' type archaeology novel?
And who will write it?
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#7
I think you could probably do quite a good comedy archaeology novel...
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Oxbeast Wrote:I think you could probably do quite a good comedy archaeology novel...
not just a novel type of archaeology
If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers
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CARTOON REALITY Wrote:When will we see a 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' type archaeology novel?
And who will write it?

Surely that's "Fifty Shades of 10YR3/4 Dark Yellowish Brown"... Big Grin


(By the way, what a load of over-romanticized "wsan't the Crusty past so wonderful?" BS.)
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#10
???? Eeek Jane Austen it aint

How about BAJR competition for the synopsis of the novel we would like to see written about archaeology?

Personally I like Peter Ackroyds "First Light" It gets the archaeology a bit wrong but some of the characters are recognisible
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