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Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett
  

Edge of Eternity

Part of the The Century Trilogy Series
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The conclusion of his huge trilogy featuring five families through the last century and now covers the Cold War period and the Civil Rights movement: 1961-2009. There is little plot, just the stereotypical characters linking world events and having lots of sex! There is a dreadful rape, there is political upheaval, there is drama and love but this is not one of Mr Follett’s best.

~ Sarah Broadhurst

If you like Ken Follett you might also like to read books by Edward Rutherford, Harry Bingham and Nelson Demille.

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Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett

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*

About the Author

Ken Follett

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

30th July 2015

Author

Ken Follett

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www.ken-follett.com/

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Publisher

Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
1184 pages
Interest Age: From 18 years

Categories

Historical Fiction
Family Drama
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Historical fiction
Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9780330460613

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