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The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  

The Pillars of the Earth

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A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England where great cathedrals were not only a manifestation of God's presence on Earth but also a massive symbol of power for the church.

This 1,000 page novel of such depth and density further cements Ken Follett’s place as one of our best storytellers.

If you like Ken Follett you might also like to read books by Robert Harris, Harry Bingham and Nelson DeMille.

Synopsis

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

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.

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'Enormous and brilliant ...this mammoth tale seems to touch all human emotion - love and hate, loyalty and treachery, hope and despair. This is truly a novel to get lost in' Cosmopolitan

'A historical saga of such breadth and density ...Follett succeeds brilliantly in combining hugeness and detail to create a novel imbued with the rawness, violence and blind faith of the era' Sunday Express

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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Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

Ken Follett

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Paperback

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Historical Fiction
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ISBN

9780330450133

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