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Ken Follett

Postby Rosaboobie » Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:56 pm

Suddenly I am into historical novels -I have always loved them but now they are the only books I read. Recently I watched a tv mini series - called World Without End - and when I saw the book at our local recycling shop, I just had to have it. What a fabulous read this is - I think he is a British author so you may not have heard of him.

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I also managed to buy the sequel at the same time - The Pillars of the Earth - which was also a brilliant read.

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Re: Ken Follett

Postby Diat60 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:08 pm

We've read and loved both those books. I think he's better when he's writing historical novels, rather than contemporary. If you like historical books, you might like to look at C.J. Sansom and his Shadrake books, about a lawyer in the time of Henry VIII.
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Re: Ken Follett

Postby LadyKestrel » Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:02 pm

His first novel, Storm Island, was very suspenseful, and was made into the movie Eye of the Needle starring Donald Sutherland and Kate Nelligan.
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Re: Ken Follett

Postby Rosaboobie » Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:13 pm

Oh right, I didn't know that LK.

I have just read a whole series of books by Bernard Knight set in the 12th century called Crowner John Mysteries - all about the first Crowner, aka Coroner, in England - absolutely brilliant reads.
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Re: Ken Follett

Postby Diat60 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:58 pm

I'm going to have a look for the Crowner series. Thanks, always looking for more recommendations, usually for Brian. Me, I'm reading Terry Pratchett's Equal Rites and Steam just now and waiting for a bunch of Leslie Thomas books I've ordered.
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Re: Ken Follett

Postby Rosaboobie » Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:18 pm

I got a brilliant offer in this series - a boxed set of 12 books for £12 from an online book club. Also our recycling centre is like a library - hundreds and hundreds of really good books in there, all for 25p each :cheers:
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