Ken Follett

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Books world auction for Ukraine offers more than 350 lots
With bidding still open, fundraiser whose lots include the chance to appear in books by Lenny Henry and Peter James and lunch with Jeremy Bowen has raised £37,000

David Barnett

14, Mar, 2022 @4:18 PM

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A moment that changed me: Ken Follett – killing time, I found the inspiration for my most successful novel
A chance visit to the medieval place of worship reawakened my spiritual life, inspired a lifelong interest in such spaces, and eventually inspired a bestselling novel

As told to Emine Saner

02, Feb, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Ken Follett gives book proceeds to French cathedral restoration fund
Author donates proceeds from book about Notre-Dame fire to project to save cathedral in Brittany

Kim Willsher in Paris

09, Mar, 2021 @11:16 AM

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The view from Stevenage: how will the UK's first new town vote?
In the first of a three-part series, Gary Younge returns to his home town to see how the bellwether constituency views the election

Gary Younge

16, Nov, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Printing money: 10 of the richest book deals of all time
The Obamas’ $60m book deal has broken all records. From James Patterson to JK Rowling and Pope John Paul II, here are their closest rivals

Sian Cain

01, Mar, 2017 @5:51 PM

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Best holiday reads 2015
Authors, critics and philosophers tell us which books they will be reading on the beach

The Observer

12, Jul, 2015 @7:00 AM

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TV review: World Without End; Blandings
The latest Ken Follett adaptation is a glorious pageant of murder and medical abuse

Sam Wollaston

12, Jan, 2013 @10:55 PM

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Has Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth got the winning ingredients?

Medieval drama brought to the screen by Ridley and Tony Scott set to feed TV viewers' hunger for historical epics

Vanessa Thorpe

09, Oct, 2010 @11:09 PM

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David Miliband hits it rich in leadership race as stars back Burnham and Balls
Labour frontrunner's war chest tops £200,000 while rivals receive donations from Ken Follett and Jamie Carragher

Michael White

13, Aug, 2010 @12:19 AM

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Jamie Carragher and Ken Follett among donors to Labour leadership contenders

Footballer and novelist donated to campaigns for Andy Burnham and Ed Balls, Electoral Commission figures show

Paul Owen

12, Aug, 2010 @2:02 PM

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Anne Fine scores a perfect pen in Follett's book

Vanessa Thorpe: Tom Stoppard and Ken Follett have both had something to say about the written word – and Anne Fine is honoured for her writing

Vanessa Thorpe

22, Jun, 2010 @4:12 PM

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UK award aims to halt slide in standards of writing

Ken Follett will help name stylish literary greats and shame pretentious windbags

Vanessa Thorpe, arts and media correspondent

24, Oct, 2009 @11:07 PM

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