Ken Follett

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Ken Follett was born in Wales, United Kingdom on June 5, 1949. He received an Honours degree in philosophy from University College, London. He began his career as a newspaper reporter for the South Wales Echo and later with the London Evening News. He decided to switch to publishing and worked for mehr anzeigen a small London publishing house, Everest Books, eventually becoming Deputy Managing Director. His first bestselling novel, Eye of the Needle, was published in 1978 and won the Edgar Award. His other works include Triple, The Key to Rebecca, The Man from St. Petersburg, Lay Down with Lions, The Pillars of the Earth, The Third Twin, The Hammer of Eden, Code to Zero, Whiteout, World Without End, The Century Trilogy, and A Column of Fire. Many of his novels have been adapted into films and television miniseries. He has won numerous awards including the Corine Prize in 2003 for Jackdaws. His nonfiction works include On Wings of Eagles. (Bowker Author Biography) weniger anzeigen
Hinweis zur Begriffsklärung:

(eng) Ken Follett has written under several pen names, including Martin Martinsen, Simon Myles, Bernard L. Ross, Zachary Stone.

Bildnachweis: Photograph by Barbara Follet,


Werke von Ken Follett

Die Säulen der Erde (1989) 27,335 Exemplare
Die Tore der Welt (2007) 12,755 Exemplare
Sturz der Titanen (2010) 8,544 Exemplare
Die Nadel (1978) 5,355 Exemplare
Winter der Welt (2012) 4,980 Exemplare
Die Pfeiler der Macht (1993) 3,404 Exemplare
Eisfieber (2004) 3,378 Exemplare
Kinder der Freiheit (2014) 3,276 Exemplare
Die Leopardin (2001) 3,274 Exemplare
Der dritte Zwilling (1996) 3,114 Exemplare
Das Zweite Gedächtnis (2000) 2,979 Exemplare
A Column of Fire (2017) 2,964 Exemplare
Nacht über den Wassern (1991) 2,949 Exemplare
Die Brücken der Freiheit (1995) 2,907 Exemplare
Mitternachtsfalken (2002) 2,718 Exemplare
Der Mann aus Sankt Petersburg (1982) 2,696 Exemplare
The Hammer of Eden (1998) 2,380 Exemplare
Die Löwen (1986) 2,206 Exemplare
Auf den Schwingen des Adlers (1983) 1,991 Exemplare
Dreifach (1979) 1,875 Exemplare
Der Modigliani-Skandal (1976) 1,180 Exemplare
Die Spur der Füchse (1977) 1,098 Exemplare
Never (2021) 1,065 Exemplare
Die Waffen des Lichts (2023) 543 Exemplare
Los pilares de la tierra I (1990) 165 Exemplare
Cool. Der Bankraub von Nizza (1978) 150 Exemplare
Die Kinder des Universums (1976) 132 Exemplare
The Big Needle (1974) 120 Exemplare
World Without End [2012 TV miniseries] (2012) — Based on the book by — 55 Exemplare
Secret of Kellerman's Studio (1976) 55 Exemplare
Capricorn One (1978) 38 Exemplare
The Shakeout (1975) 29 Exemplare
The Bear Raid (1976) 22 Exemplare
Die Tore der Welt (12 CDs) (2007) 11 Exemplare
Die Säulen der Erde. 7 CDs. (1999) 10 Exemplare
Hornet Flight [and] Paper Money (2011) 10 Exemplare
Die Kinder von Eden (2000) 10 Exemplare
The Big Black (1974) 9 Exemplare
Jackdaws [and] Hornet Flight (2005) 8 Exemplare
Amok - King of Legend (1976) 4 Exemplare
The Big Hit (1975) 4 Exemplare
Eine Liebe in Kingsbridge (2006) 3 Exemplare
Mitternachtsfalken. 5 CDs (2008) 3 Exemplare
עורבות 2 Exemplare
Cattiva fede - Bad Faith (2017) 2 Exemplare
State of Terror / Never (2022) — Mitwirkender — 1 Exemplar
PAS IN DOI 1 Exemplar
Pad divova : drugi svezak (2010) 1 Exemplar
Le ragazze ladre 1 Exemplar
Skandal s Modilyani (2018) 1 Exemplar

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Shining (1977) — Einführung, einige Ausgaben23,254 Exemplare
Leben und sterben lassen (1954) — Einführung, einige Ausgaben3,568 Exemplare
The Pillars of the Earth [2010 TV mini series] (2010) — Original novel — 85 Exemplare
Eye of the Needle [1981 film] (1979) — Original book — 57 Exemplare
Granta 137: Followers (2016) — Mitwirkender — 56 Exemplare
Murder on the Railways (1996) — Mitwirkender — 42 Exemplare
Reader's Digest Select Editions 2001 v01 #253 (2001) — Autor — 33 Exemplare
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1979 v01 (1979) — Autor — 27 Exemplare
Leselust 2 (1996) — Mitwirkender — 15 Exemplare
The Cruise (1995) — Mitwirkender — 15 Exemplare
Readers Digest Auswahlbücher (1988) 6 Exemplare
Kloakrotterne (1983) 5 Exemplare
The Do-It-Yourself Bestseller: A Workbook (1982) — Mitwirkender, einige Ausgaben4 Exemplare
Tordenøglen - og andre historier fra fremmede verdener (1982) — Autor, einige Ausgaben2 Exemplare
Appendici in giallo 1 (racconti) — Mitwirkender — 1 Exemplar


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Rechtmäßiger Name
Follett, Ken Martin
Andere Namen
Martinsen, Martin
Myles, Simon
Ross, Bernard L.
Stone, Zachary
Land (für Karte)
Cardiff, Wales, UK
London, England, UK
University College London (Philosophie)
Harrow Weald Grammar School
Poole Technical College
Labour Party (UK)
Plymouth Brethren
Preise und Auszeichnungen
Fellow of University College, London (1994)
Royal Society of Arts (Fellow)
Olaguibel Prize, awarded by the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos Vasco-Navarro for contributing to the promotion and awareness of architecture (2008)
Honorary Doctorate (DLitt | University of Glamorgan)
Honorary Doctorate (Letters | Saginaw Valley State University | 2007)
ITW Thrillermaster (2010)
Al Zuckerman (Writers House)
Amy Berkower
Bob Booman
He was born on 5 June 1949 in Cardiff, Wales, the son of a tax inspector. He was educated at state schools and graduated from University College, London, with an Honours degree in philosophy. He was made a Fellow of the college in 1995.

He became a reporter, first with his home-town newspaper the South Wales Echo and later with the London Evening News. While working on the Evening News he wrote his first novel, which was published but did not become a bestseller. He then went to work for a small London publishing house, Everest Books, eventually becoming Deputy Managing Director. He continued to write novels in his spare time. Eye of the Needle was his eleventh book, and his first success. Around 100 million copies of his books have been sold worldwide.
Hinweis zur Identitätsklärung
Ken Follett has written under several pen names, including Martin Martinsen, Simon Myles, Bernard L. Ross, Zachary Stone.



trilogy about cathedral building in Name that Book (November 2015)
*Group Read: World Without End by Ken Follett* General Thread in 75 Books Challenge for 2010 (Januar 2011)


The first in Ken Follett's breathtaking Century Trilogy, Fall of Giants is a captivating novel that follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women. Ar>A World in Chaos
1911, a thirteen-year-old boy, Billy Williams, begins working down the mines as George V is crowned king. The escalating arms race between the empire nations will put not only the king but this young boy in grave danger.

A Terrible War
Billy's family is inextricably linked with the Fitzherberts, the aristocratic owners of the coal mine where he works. And when Maud Fitzherbert falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German embassy in London, their destiny also becomes entangled with that of Gus Dewar, an ambitious young aide to Woodrow Wilson, and two orphaned Russian brothers whose plan to emigrate to America falls foul of conscription, revolution and imminent war.

A Revolution That Will Change Everything
When Russia convulses in bloody revolution and the Great War unfolds, the five families' futures are entwined forever, love bringing them closer even as conflict takes them further apart. What seeds will be sown for further tragedy in the twentieth century and what role will each play in what is to come? (Thalia)
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Hoppetosse1 | 312 weitere Rezensionen | Sep 10, 2023 |
Ein Buch, dass Höhepunkte der mittelalterlichen Geschichte Europas abbildet. Gewaltig!
likos77 | 90 weitere Rezensionen | Nov 24, 2022 |
Man fühlt sich gut unterhalten, aber die Liebesgeschichten passen nicht so ganz in das Gesamtbild.
likos77 | 35 weitere Rezensionen | Oct 5, 2022 |
1. Weltkrieg, etwas zu lange 1020 Seiten.
Fritzsch | 312 weitere Rezensionen | Dec 9, 2020 |


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