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'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

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Author Ken Follett

Pages 1095

Publisher Pan Books

Published Date 2014

ISBN 1447265440 9781447265443


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tristine_fleming_2860 shared a tip "One of THE BEST books I've ever read. Took me back in time and held me captive for days."

jennifer_johnston_7706 shared a tip "One of my all time favorite reads!"

jennifer_johnston_7706 shared a tip "In my top ten book favorites. This is the best book of the series"

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jeni_aileen shared a tip "I don't have a favorite! But some my most recent loves are; Mexican Gothic, In The Woods, and Neverwhere."

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howard_krugman shared a tip "Excellent book. Hard to put down"

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shelly_1756 shared a tip "Starting this one today after having it my tbr list for ages! Anyone else read this one? Hoping it's as good as everyone says."

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anna_denos shared a tip "This book has me SPEECHLESS. Holy crap, if you love historical fiction, this is a MUST read!"

eric_grimes shared a tip "KF has a bunch of epics, but this one still stands out as #1."

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laura_trix shared a tip "Great historical fiction !!"

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gwen_hourihan shared a tip "Huge book but so good! Drama around the building of cathedrals. Fascinating."

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kathrin_deddeh shared a tip "Only one of the best books on earth"

denise_walker_1496 shared a tip "I just finished The Silent Patient. How about you?"

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antonio_juarez_2586 shared a tip "Never thought that a book that is a thousand pages long would feel as if it wasn’t long enough..."

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wendy_sachen shared a tip "This is my ALL TIME FAVORITE read!"

larry_mogolov shared a tip "Everything Ken Follett writes is worth reading."

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cathey_mills shared a tip "It was definitely the one I liked best"

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karen_weideman shared a tip "A long read, but the engineer in me enjoyed the architecture descriptions"

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fabrizio_diaz_contin shared a tip "Amazing story and protagonists but with unnecessary sex scenes and one dimensional villians"

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amber_fritz_39 shared a tip "Amazing book about the past, building, and relationships. I highly recommend!"

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julie_vanderyagt shared a tip "The entire series is so good! It's a trilogy"

mo_annis shared a tip "one of the few oprah recommended books I have loved. Henrietta Leaks is the other one"

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christina_macfadzen shared a tip "I liked World Without End a little better"

elaine_ebach shared a tip "It all depends on the mood I am in. I have many favourites and always looking for new ones"

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cynthia_wiley shared a tip "This book is in my top 10 favorite list. Every year I reread it and I'm never bored. It's that good and memorable."

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carla_evans shared a tip "One of my all time favorite books!"

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robin_barker_7630 shared a tip "Epic masterpiece"

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benjamin_leach shared a tip "I was completely immersed in this book. The next one in the series couldn't hold my attention though, unfortunately."

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nicole_meyer_6099 shared a tip "Amazing historical fiction that draws you in and has it all: revenge, romance, family dynamics, twists and turns!"

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julie_rogers_8920 shared a tip "It’s a winter affair."

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angel_hajjar shared a tip "I have read this book a good dozen times. It still takes me on a roller coaster of emotions"

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kathy_speedy shared a tip "Hi Debra, this is probably my all-time favorite book! Highly recommend!"

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ashley_scott_9614 shared a tip "Really brings you into the period with accurate details and real historical figures"

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becky_bergen shared a tip "My favorite book of all time! I have read it three times and it amazing each read"

kristan_farr shared a tip "Not sure. I liked them all equally."

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genevieve_byrnes shared a tip "Or this one"

stacey_eidse shared a tip "This whole series by Ken Follett is excellent. Just started Game of Thrones book 1. Good reading so far"

leah_porter_2554 shared a tip "Everything but the ending. It was hard to get through. What was yours?"

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cheri_yancone shared a tip "One of my all time favorite books!"

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kristine_dahlmann shared a tip "One of the longest books I have read but also one of the best!! Always engaged with this book"

simone_dixon shared a tip "This is my favorite book of all time!! 🙌🏾"

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tony_frangoudis shared a tip "Loved this book . Love the era and the way Ken wrote it ."

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chelsey_jeannotte shared a tip "Most stressful book of ALL TIME but the MOST satisfying ending!"

laura_bramlett shared a tip "One of my all time favorites!"

ira_zorn shared a tip "There were two sequels to this book and in 2021 Follett released a prequel to the book"

christy_1649 shared a tip "Love historical fiction"

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dawud_makonnen shared a tip "Yes although 1K pages it was a fantastic read. Highly recommend for a glimpse of the past."

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michele_2467 shared a tip "Long but very good book! Interesting characters and info about the building of cathedrals."

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kalen_hagen shared a tip "I jumped on the GoT and The Witcher. A bit different, but really good."

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dan_sullivan_3073 shared a tip "Medieval soap opera on architecture and construction. Enjoyable read."

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meghan_den_hartog shared a tip "A classic… an epic… the whole series is amazing."

mary_reisetter shared a tip "My favorite book!"

becky_balder shared a tip "Favorite of all time."

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robi_ethridge shared a tip "I enjoyed the whole book..did not have a specific favorite part."

petra_jones shared a tip "Great historical fiction"

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sammy_ryan shared a tip "Its amazing! I promise it won't disappoint."

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blake_mcdaniel shared a tip "My favorite book of all time"

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will_moll shared a tip "The chase scene with the pig at the beginning and Tom actually building the church. Yours?"

tammy_cirilli shared a tip "One of my first historical fictions. Fell in love with it."

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landon_tafoya shared a tip "Tyrannosaurus Canyon by Douglas Preston is a good read. The very ending is unexpected. Didn't see it coming."

mary_molen shared a tip "I just bought the next two books in this series, world Without End and Column of Fire. Not read yet."

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christine_olszewski shared a tip "I've only read this one, work ALWAYS gets in the way"

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margaret_smith_1007 shared a tip "Full characters with engaging personalities and story line. Hypnotic. Irresistible."

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