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Edge of Eternity : The Century Trilogy : Book 3 - Ken Follett

Edge of Eternity

The Century Trilogy : Book 3

Hardcover

Published: 16th September 2014
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As the decisions made in the corridors of power bring the world to the brink of oblivion, five families from across the globe are brought together in an unforgettable tale of passion and conflict during the Cold War.

When Rebecca Hoffmann, a teacher in East Germany, finds herself pursued by the secret police, she discovers that she has been living a lie. Her younger brother, Walli, longs to escape across the Berlin Wall to Britain to become part of the burgeoning music scene.

In the United States, George Jakes, a bright young lawyer in the Kennedy administration, is a fierce supporter of the Civil Rights movement - as is the woman he is in love with, Verena, who works for Martin Luther King, Jr. Boarding a Greyhound bus in Washington to protest against segregation, they begin a fateful journey together.

Russian activist, Tania Dvorkin, narrowly evades capture for producing an illegal news sheet. Her actions are made all the more perilous as her brother, Dimka, is a rising star in the heart of the Communist Party in the Kremlin.

From the deep south of America to the vast expanses of Siberia, from the shores of Cuba to the swinging streets of Sixties London, Edge of Eternity is a sweeping tale of the fight for individual freedom in a world gripped by the mightiest clash of superpowers anyone has ever known.

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    5.0

    Great read, disappointing price!

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        5.0

        Everyone should read and enjoy

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        • Fantastic Read
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          5.0

          A fantastic trilogy

          By Ally

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            Comments about Edge of Eternity:

            A fabulous story, but don't leave too long a period between reading the books as you may forget the characters as I have!

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            4.0

            Did not disappoint.

            By Red

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              Comments about Edge of Eternity:

              Strongly recommend reading first two books in this trilogy to gain maximum impact. Having experienced the Sixties first hand it was great to relive all this history with new and in depth knowledge. Couldn't put it down.

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              In the ambitious, commanding capstone to his multigenerational Century trilogy (after Winter of the World), Follett expertly chronicles the pivotal events of the closing decades of the 20th century through the eyes of a vast array of deftly-drawn characters ... This mesmerizing final installment is an exhaustive but rewarding reading experience dense in thematic heft, yet flowing with spicy, expertly paced melodrama, character-rich exploits, familial histrionics, and international intrigue Publishers Weekly In the ambitious, commanding capstone to his multigenerational Century trilogy (after Winter of the World), Follett expertly chronicles the pivotal events of the closing decades of the 20th century through the eyes of a vast array of deftly-drawn characters ... This mesmerizing final installment is an exhaustive but rewarding reading experience dense in thematic heft, yet flowing with spicy, expertly paced melodrama, character-rich exploits, familial histrionics, and international intrigue Publishers Weekly

              Ken Follett

              Ken Follett was only twenty-seven when he wrote The Eye of the Needle, the award-winning novel which became an international bestseller and a distinguished film. Before that he had been a newspaper reporter and a publishing executive after studying philosophy at University College, London. He has since written eleven equally successful novels and the non-fiction bestseller On Wings of Eagles. He lives with his family in London and Hertfordshire.

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              ISBN: 9780230710160
              ISBN-10: 0230710166
              Series: The Century Trilogy
              Audience: General
              Format: Hardcover
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 640
              Published: 16th September 2014
              Publisher: Pan Macmillan
              Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 5.7
              Weight (kg): 1.31