The Pillars of the Earth (Paperback)
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The Pillars of the Earth (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 30/01/2014
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A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, this is Ken Follett's classic historical masterpiece. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known ...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul ...of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame ...and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother. 'Enormous and brilliant ...this mammoth tale seems to touch all human emotion - love and hate, loyalty and treachery, hope and despair. This is truly a novel to get lost in' Cosmopolitan 'A historical saga of such breadth and density ...Follett succeeds brilliantly in combining hugeness and detail to create a novel imbued with the rawness, violence and blind faith of the era' Sunday Express

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447265443

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I really loved the TV so I was very excited to read the novel. Unfortunately I found the book to be tedious and boring. Ken Follett seemes to believe that his readers have the memory span of goldfish and recaps what... More

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22nd May 2013
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“Strong title that draws one in”

From page one this book is gripping. Whilst the construction of Churches and Cathedrals has never been in the forefront of my imagination, I now look differently at these towering and magnificent buildings........... More

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15th November 2010
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“Incredible! ”

This has been laying on my bookshelf for years and last year I finally decided to pick it up and read it. I was hooked from the beginning, and read it in a matter of weeks. Follett creates such a complex mix of... More

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16th August 2015
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