In 1946, Roald Dahl wrote a true story called 'The Mildenhall Treasure'. It tells how Gordon Butcher, a Suffolk ploughman, uncovered the greatest treasure ever found in the British Isles, a hoard of Roman silver of unparallelled beauty and value. And how, not appreciating what he had discovered, he was cheated out of the fortune that should have been his.
A savage parable of innocence and greed, 'The Mildenhall Treasure' is now republished, superbly illustrated by Ralph Steadman.
- Publication Date:
- 03 / 09 / 1999
- 215 x 297mm