Ken Follett was twenty-seven when he wrote Eye of the Needle, an award-winning thriller that became an international bestseller. He then 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 and its long-awaited sequel, World Without End, was a number one bestseller in the US, UK and Europe. Fall of Giants and Winter of the World are the first two bestselling novels in the Century trilogy.
A round-up of some of the best history books of 2017, from Ken Follett to Andrew Marr and Tudor England to revolutionary Russia.
Escape from it all this holiday season by delving into these gripping crime novels where worse things than family quarrels over the TV remote are the norm.
Here are seven facts about Ken Follett's historical Kingsbridge novels that you probably did not know about - including how long it takes Ken to write each novel and who his favourite character is.
Read an exclusive extract of Ken Follett's new novel, A Column of Fire, the sequel to The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End.
Ken Follett talks about the inspiration behind his third Kingsbridge novel, A Column of Fire.
Designer Daren Cook explains how he created the cover for Ken Follett's new novel A Column of Fire, and subsequently, updated the covers for the entire Kingsbridge series.
Whilst researching for A Column of Fire, Ken Follett used over 200 books. We asked Ken to pick ten books that influenced his third Kingsbridge novel, A Column of Fire.
Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! In honour of St David’s Day we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite books set in or inspired by Cymru.
Fourteen very long novels that we can guarantee are worth the investment.
The Kingsbridge Novels are Ken Follett’s classic historical masterpieces. Set in the city of Kingsbridge, Follett brings his rich expertise to this immersive and epic saga – full of ambition, love, power and family conflict.
Pan Macmillan are delighted to reveal the cover for Ken Follett’s new novel A Column of Fire, which will be published across the world in September 2017.
We've launched an exciting memory-sharing project around Edge of Eternity, and we want to know what YOU were doing when events such the fall of the Berlin Wall, Watergate and the inauguration of President Obama took place. Share your memory at wherewereyouthen.com.
It’s twenty-five years since I typed ‘The End’ on the last page of The Pillars of the Earth. The book was published in 1989, and has sold nineteen million copies so far in thirty languages. It still seems a miracle to me that readers are so fascinated and moved by a story a...
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.
Very realistic china dog on the balcony of my Rome hotel room. https://t.co/Ipzqh9cW7N
by @KMFollett - yesterday
Tonight, a rare privilege: I'm going to hear MacMillan's "Stabat Mater" performed in the Sistine Chapel. @JamesMcM… https://t.co/OhckbDH2uT
Barbara eating an omelette with truffles in Rome. https://t.co/N4GBw0MLHn
Michaelangelo’s “Pieta”. https://t.co/EHYF8aG7Hn
Michaelangelo’s “Pieta”. https://t.co/jFsr3VbqjI
by @KMFollett - 2 days ago
Thanks to conductor & violinist André Rieu for picking A Column of Fire as your favourite book!
by @KenFollettAuthor - 5 days ago
Nutmeg (yellow) & Nell. Shame they have to grow up.
by @KenFollettAuthor - one month ago
No one knows why The Man from St Petersburg (written 1980) is having a sales surge. Could it be beca...
The British copy of the Bayeux Tapestry in the Reading Museum. This room contains half of it.
Happy World Book Day! #ShareAStory