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Ken Follett

Biography

Ken Follett

Ken Follett is one of the world’s best-loved authors, selling more than 170 million copies of his 32 books. Follett’s first bestseller was EYE OF THE NEEDLE, a spy story set in the Second World War. In 1989, THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH was published and has since become Follett’s most popular novel. It reached number one on bestseller lists around the world and was an Oprah’s Book Club pick. Its sequels, WORLD WITHOUT END and A COLUMN OF FIRE, proved equally popular, and the Kingsbridge series has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. Follett lives in Hertfordshire, England, with his wife, Barbara. Between them they have five children, six grandchildren and two Labradors.

Ken Follett

Books by Ken Follett

by Ken Follett - Fiction, Historical Fiction

WINTER OF THE WORLD picks up right where FALL OF GIANTS left off, as its five interrelated families --- American, German, Russian, English and Welsh --- enter a time of enormous social, political and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs.

by Ken Follett - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Fall of Giants is Ken Follett’s magnificent historical epic. The first novel in The Century Trilogy, it follows the fates of five interrelated families --- America, German, Russian, English, and Welsh --- as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage.

by Ken Follett

The building of a cathedral, with the almost eerie artistry of the unschooled stonemasons, is the center of this drama. Around the site of the construction, Follett weaves a story of betrayal, revenge, and love, which begins with the public hanging of an innocent man and ends with the humiliation of a king.