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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. *Includes family tree*
This enormous doorstop of a book is the eagerly awaited conclusion to Ken Follett’s historical epic The Century Trilogy. In this tour-de-force, Follett follows the fortunes of five intertwined families, American, German, Russian, English and Welsh, as they pass through the vicissitudes of the 20th century, culminating in one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the huge political and social change that began in the 1960s right the way up to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Each of Follett’s major characters is involved in the post-war drama in a profound way, from the East German teacher, Rebecca Hoffman, who discovers that she’s been spied on by the Stasi for years, to Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, who jumps at the chance to be involved in espionage for a cause he believes in, only to find that the world is a far more dangerous place than he ever realized. Brilliantly researched, and an absolute gripping read, Ken Follett does not disappoint.
'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.'
Publication date: 30/07/2015
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Publication date: 16/09/2014
Publisher: Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan
|Publication date:||16th September 2014|
|Publisher:||Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama,|
Ken Follett's career as a best-selling author has spanned more than two decades. He is the author of numerous immensely popular books, including The Key to Rebecca, Triple, The Man From St. Petersburg, On Wings of Eagles, Lie Down With Lions, The Pillars of the Earth, A Dangerous Fortune, The Third Twin, and The Hammer of Eden. He lives in England with his wife, Barbara Follett, a British M.P.More About Ken Follett