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The Pillars of the Earth : The Kingsbridge Novels - Ken Follett

The Pillars of the Earth

The Kingsbridge Novels

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A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, this is Ken Follett's classic historical masterpiece.

The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known . . . of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul . . . of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame . . . and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

About the Author

Ken Follett was twenty-seven when he wrote Eye of the Needle, an award-winning thriller that became an international bestseller. After writing more successful thrillers he surprised everyone with The Pillars of the Earth, about the building of a cathedral in the Middle Ages, which continues to captivate millions of readers all over the world. This is a special 25th anniversary edition. World Without End was the long-awaited sequel, a number one bestseller in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain and France. His most recent novels are Fall of Giants and Winter of the World, the first two book in the epic Century trilogy, which will be completed with Edge of Eternity in autumn 2014.

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  • Captures Time And Place
  • Educational
  • Great For Anyone
  • Interesting Characters
  • Well Written

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    Comments about The Pillars of the Earth:

    A friend lent me this hard copy book years ago. I have an ereader but wasn't completely confident that I could put my hands on this book again unless I had my own hard copy. Of course the author is brilliant and has painted a picture that has over a thousand slides to deliver.

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    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: 9781447265443
    ISBN-10: 1447265440
    Series: The Kingsbridge Novels
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 1120
    Published: 1st April 2014
    Publisher: Pan Macmillan
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.0  x 5.0
    Weight (kg): 0.81
    Edition Type: New edition