It is a book about history of England, about 12 century. It is about three ambitions men, who conflict and collide through four decades during which social and political upheaval and the internal politics of the church affect the progress of the cathedral and the fortunes of the protagonists
Thirteen-year-old Billy Williams enters a man's world in the Welsh mining pits...Gus Dewar, an American law student rejected in love, finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson's White House...two orphaned Russian brothers, Grigori and Lev Peshkov, embark on radically different paths half a world apart when their plan to emigrate to America falls afoul of war, conscription, and revolution...Billy's sister, Ethel, a housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts, takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory when she falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German embassy in London...
One day, many centuries ago, it was two child, who wanted to be a doctors. One boy will travel the world but come home in the end; the other will be a powerful, corrupt nobleman. One girl will defy the might of the medieval church; the other will pursue an impossible love. And always they will live under the long shadow of the unexplained killing they witnessed on that fateful childhood day
England of the twelfth century: uneasy times of cruelty, blood and violence, unbridled tempers and moral degradation… Sometimes it is impossible to understand what Good and Evil is. An immense panorama of the darkest times of the English history – struggle for throne, internal wars, the treason of the Church – and the erection of magnificent gothic cathedral as a background.
The first historical novel by a British author Ken Follett, which brought him great success just overnight. The descriptions of life and traditions of those times, passions and loves, hatred and strife of ambitions allow paralleling the book with our time. The plot, following the life of the characters during forty years, appears to be so captivating that do not let the reader to put the book off till the last page.
Genetic research is very popular science field of activity where works Dr Jeannie Ferram. Her pioneering programme studies identical twins who have been raised apart, hoping to advance the "nature versus nurture" argument. What long-buried secret is the Ferrami programme on the verge of uncovering?
It is story where three stories become at one. An attempted suicide, a hijack, and a takeover bid. They seem unrelated - until Evening Post reporters ask questions. Why is a Jamaican bank in trouble? Who drove the Rolls-Royce seen near the raid? Who was the man with gunshot wounds? As the day wears on, new questions arise - about paper money.
As the storm worsens and the group is laid under siege by the elements, the emotional sparks crackle and dark secrets are uncovered threaten to drive Stanley and his family apart for ever.
Filled with startling twists, Whiteout is the ultimate knife-edge drama from an international bestselling author who is in a class by himself.
Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families—American, German, Russian, English, Welsh—enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs.
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