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Ken Follett

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Ken Follett is one of the world’s most successful authors. Over 165 million copies of the 31 books he has written have been sold in over 80 countries and in 33 languages.
Born on June 5th, 1949 in Cardiff, Wales, the son of a tax inspector, Ken was educated at state schools and went on to graduate from University College, London, with an Honours degree in Philosophy – later to be made a Fellow of the College in 1995.

He started his career as a reporter, first with his hometown newspaper the South Wales Echo and then with the London Evening News. Subsequently, he worked for a small London publishing house, Everest Books, eventually becoming Deputy Managing Director.

Ken’s latest book, A Column of Fire, is a historical novel about spies and se
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Average rating: 4.2 · 1,775,308 ratings · 92,868 reviews · 194 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Pillars of the Earth (K...

4.32 avg rating — 626,314 ratings — published 1989 — 330 editions
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Fall of Giants (The Century...

4.29 avg rating — 253,562 ratings — published 2010 — 162 editions
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World Without End (Kingsbri...

4.27 avg rating — 188,330 ratings — published 2007 — 182 editions
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Eye of the Needle

4.18 avg rating — 123,277 ratings — published 1978 — 190 editions
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Winter of the World (The Ce...

4.33 avg rating — 121,333 ratings — published 2012 — 127 editions
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A Column of Fire (Kingsbrid...

4.21 avg rating — 63,113 ratings — published 2017 — 93 editions
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A Dangerous Fortune

4.05 avg rating — 33,487 ratings — published 1993 — 120 editions
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Jackdaws

3.98 avg rating — 27,321 ratings — published 2001 — 108 editions
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Whiteout

3.58 avg rating — 29,042 ratings — published 2004 — 105 editions
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message 2: by Daisy

Daisy I am so excited to begin reading Pillars of The Earth!


Neveen Thanks for accepting my friend request.
I am a big fan of The Pillars of the Earth as the books always found their way to open up my mind, hear, to lay light upon history and make me wonder.

Thanks for being such a great author...

--Nevey...


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