Back when I purchased my copy of this striking book in July, 1998, the story was cutting edge archaeology, don't know whether that is still true at this late date. However, the information is well packaged and striking, if the reader is similar to myself (major course of study: anthropology) then no matter the relative age involved, this book will still be of some engaging interest.
The contents of the book are as follows:
Preface Introducing Sutton Hoo
Part I The Sutton Hoo Story
Mrs Pretty digs up a Ship
The British Museum's Treasure
The Message of the Mounds
Part II The Sutton Hoo Story
Putting down Roots
Burial Ground of Kings?
The Gallows and the Gentry
A monument for the Millennium
Open Forum Fifty questions-and a few answers
Digest of Evidence-An inventory of burials and finds so far encountered at Sutton Hoo
Location of Sutton Hoo
Many black and white photographs, maps, drawings, and illustrations are scattered throughout the text. The text is straight forward and easily read. It is an over sized book yet easy to handle and read. Especially if it is part of your night time, flat-on-your-back, bedtime reading.
Of all similar books in my home library I still prize this one after all the years. If the book tickles your interest don't hesitate to purchase, most purchasers will surely be glad they did.