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Ken Follett | Bibliography | The Century TrilogyIn this huge panorama, empires rise and fall, wars break out and characters of varying social backgrounds live mostly happy or mostly unhappy lives — mostly happy, more often than not, because Follett is an optimist, and firmly on the side of the good guys. The giants of the title, the crowned heads of Europe, are solidly ensconced in their palaces when the story begins in but all gone except King George V of Britain when it ends, in In between, various upheavals remake the world, affording plenty of scope for action, and Follett takes full advantage of this opportunity. Churchill has a brief role as an acerbic guest at a country home, where the king and queen are also guests on another occasion. Indeed, in an afterword, Follett says he never attributes inaccurate or unconfirmed characteristics to his real-life characters, or puts them where they could never be. This may be true; unfortunately, he also fails to flesh them out. We get just enough to render them more than mere caricatures but something less than real people.
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Fall of Giants is a historical novel published in by Welsh-born author Ken Follett. It is the first part of the Century Trilogy which follows five interrelated families throughout the course of the 20th century. The first book covers notable events such as World War I , the Russian Revolution , and the struggle for women's suffrage. The third book, Edge of Eternity , covers the Cold War and was published in The novel begins with the thirteen-year-old Billy Williams, nicknamed 'Billy With Jesus', going to work his first day in the coal mine underneath the fictional Welsh town of Aberowen in Three years later, the main story begins.
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A housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory when she falls in love with a German spy. And two orphaned Russian brothers embark on radically different paths when their plan to emigrate to America falls afoul of war, conscription, and revolution. Winter of the World follows the five interrelated families through a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the great dramas of World War II, and into the beginning of the long Cold War. Carla von Ulrich, born of German and English parents, finds her life engulfed by the Nazi tide until daring to commit a deed of great courage and heartbreak. American brothers Woody and Chuck Dewar, each with a secret, take separate paths to momentous events, one in Washington, the other in the bloody jungles of the Pacific.
Fall of Giants is a historical novel published in by Welsh-born author Ken Follett. It is the first part of the Century Trilogy which follows five interrelated families throughout the course of the 20th century. The first book covers notable events such as World War I, the Russian Three years later, the main story begins.
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