Berlin in 1933 is in upheaval. Eleven-year-old Carla von Ulrich struggles to understand the tensions disrupting her family as Hitler strengthens his grip on Germany. Into this turmoil steps her mother's formidable friend and former British MP, Ethel Leckwith, and her student son, Lloyd, who soon learns for himself the brutal reality of Nazism. He also encounters a group of Germans resolved to oppose Hitler - but are they willing to go so far as to betray their country? Such people are closely watched by Volodya, a Russian with a bright future in Red Army Intelligence. The international clash of military power and personal beliefs that ensues will sweep over them all as it rages from Cable Street in London's East End to Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, from Spain to Stalingrad, from Dresden to Hiroshima. At Cambridge Lloyd is irresistibly drawn to dazzling American socialite Daisy Peshkov, who represents everything his left-wing family despise. But Daisy is more interested in aristocratic Boy Fitzherbert - amateur pilot, party lover and leading light of the British Union of Fascists. Back in Berlin, Carla worships golden boy Werner from afar. But nothing will work out the way they expect as their lives and the hopes of the world are smashed by the greatest and cruellest war in the history of the human race. Winter of the World is the second novel in Ken Follett's uniquely ambitious and deeply satisfying trilogy 'The Century'. On its own or read in sequence with Fall of Giants, this is a magnificent, spellbinding epic of global conflict and personal drama.
The second volume begins during Hitler’s rise to power in the early 1930s and radiates outwards to include a vast cast of characters caught up in the rising wave of political strife that will culminate eventually in the cataclysm of the Second World War. With a cast of fictional and real characters, we roam the world’s political hotspots from Berlin to Cambridge, from Dresden to Hiroshima, as the five central interlinked families play out their fate against a brilliantly described historical backdrop.
Publication date: 26/09/2013
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Publication date: 18/09/2012
Publisher: Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan
|Publication date:||26th September 2013|
|Publisher:||Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites,|
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