Ken Follet was born on 5th June 1949 in Cardif, Wales, he was graduated from University College, London, with an honours degree in Philosophy.
Ken Follet has written a lot of novels, his first success was ‘Eye of the Needle’, however the most successful has been ‘The Pillars of the Earth’, published in 1989, this is the most absorbing book I’ve read for a long time. This book is a historical novel about the building of a Cathedral in Kindsbridge, England; Kindsbridge is actually a fiction location. The novel takes place in the middle of the 12th century and it describes the development of Gothic Architecture out of the preceding Romanesque Architecture.
Last year Ken Follet published ‘World without End’, this novel takes place in the same town, Kindsbridge, it is sequel to ‘The Pillars of the Earth’, but two centuries later. Ken Follet got his inspiration from ‘Santa María’, Cathedral from Vitora, Spain, he visited Vitoria when they were rebuilding the Cathedral and he got very important information for his novel.
On 10th January, in Vitoria, it was unveiled a statue of Ken Follet by the sculptor ‘Casto Solana’.
I look forward to reading this novel; I hope to do it soon.