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.
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.
A round-up of our most anticipated 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.
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.
@ShirleyCramer28 Thanks, Shirley and others: MIss Sloane is really terrific.
by @KMFollett - 5 hours ago
Anyone seen @MIssSloaneMovie? I'm thinking of going tonight. https://t.co/hKDUKG2gib
by @KMFollett - 23 hours ago
RT @Katiemather1996: "The greater their ignorance, the stronger their opinions." @KMFollett a brilliant quote, but a shame it's still so re…
I'm looking forward to seeing @JaneAsher in @AmericanInParis this evening. https://t.co/PLJbatN7lr
by @KMFollett - yesterday
Thank you, Sonya! https://t.co/J3e76bLPbF
by @KMFollett - 2 days ago
KenFollettAuthor - 4 minutes ago
Escomb church: 1,400 years old at least.
KenFollettAuthor - 4 days ago
At Chatsworth House this weekend, looking at 16th century clothing #AColumnofFire
KenFollettAuthor - 10 days ago
Today I'm going on a research trip--this one entirely in England. Watch this space for updates.
Here I am at Chichester Cathedral on Friday.
KenFollettAuthor - 14 days ago
I always love to hear from my readers and answer your questions. If you could ask me anything, what would it be?
Send in your questions via the comment box below for a chance to watch me on film answering a selection of them. My answers will be shared with you, right here, in the run-up to the publication of A Column of Fire over the coming months.
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