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Ken Follett

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Ken Follett is one of the world’s most successful authors. Over 160 million copies of the 31 books he has written have been sold in over 80 countries and in 33 languages.

Born on June 5, 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. He was 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 the deputy managing director.

Ken’s last project, the Century Trilogy, has sold 19.5 million copies worldwide.
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October 2010, Ken Follett
"He made the Middle Ages come to life in The Pillars of the Earth, and now the history buff starts fresh in the 20th century with a new epic chronicle, Fall of Giants." ...More

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“Having faith in God did not mean sitting back and doing nothing. It meant believing you would find success if you did your best honestly and energetically.”
Ken Follett, The Pillars of the Earth

“The most expensive part of building is the mistakes.”
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“She loved him because he had brought her back to life. She had been like a caterpillar in a cocoon, and he had drawn her out and shown her that she was a butterfly.”
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Daisy I am so excited to begin reading Pillars of The Earth!


Neveen Badr (Seraphina Reads) 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...

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