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Ken FollettKen Follett was born on 5 June 1949 in Cardiff, Wales, the son of a tax inspector. He was educated at state schools and graduated from University College, London, with an Honours degree in philosophy. He was made a Fellow of the college in 1995. He became a reporter, first with his home-town newspaper the South Wales Echo and later with the London Evening News. While working on the Evening News he wrote his first novel, which was published but did not become a bestseller. He then went to work for a small London publishing house, Everest Books, eventually becoming Deputy Managing Director. He continued to write novels in his spare time.

Follett burst into the book world in 1978 with Eye of the Needle, a taut and original thriller with a memorable woman character in the central role. The book won the Edgar award and became an outstanding film starring Kate Nelligan and Donald Sutherland. He went on to write four more bestselling thrillers: Triple; The Key to Rebecca; The Man from St. Petersburg; and Lie Down with Lions. For a while he abandoned the straightforward spy genre, but his stories still had powerful narrative drive, strong women characters, and elements of suspense and intrigue.

Follett is married to Barbara Follett, a political activist who was the Member of Parliament for Stevenage in Hertfordshire for thirteen years and Minister for Culture in the government of Gordon Brown. They divide their time between Stevenage, London, and Antigua. Ken Follett is a lover of Shakespeare, and is often to be seen at London productions of the Bard's plays. An enthusiastic amateur musician, he plays bass guitar in a band called Damn Right I Got the Blues, and appears occasionally with the folk group Clog Iron playing a bass balalaika.

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Edge of Eternity
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Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett

Edge of Eternity
First UK Edition

Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett

Winter of the World
First Edition

Winter of the World by Ken Follett

Fall of Giants
Signed First Edition

Fall off Giants by Ken Follett

Whiteout
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Whiteout by Ken Follett

Hornet Flight
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Hornet Flight by Ken Follett
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Follett, Ken | Code to Zero | Signed Book Club Edition Follett, Ken | Code to Zero | Signed Book Club Edition

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2000 NY: Dutton Book Club Edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Follett, Ken - Code to Zero (Signed First Edition) Follett, Ken | Code to Zero | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2000 NY: Dutton  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Follett, Ken - Edge of Eternity (First Edition) Follett, Ken | Edge of Eternity | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.   September 2014 NY: Penguin   First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Follett, Ken - Edge of Eternity (First UK Edition) Follett, Ken | Edge of Eternity | Signed First Edition UK Book

First Edition UK Hardcover Book.   September 2014 LON: Macmillan First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Follett, Ken - Fall of Giants (Signed First Edition) Follett, Ken | Fall of Giants | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  September 2010 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Follett, Ken - Hammer of Eden, The (Signed First Edition) Follett, Ken | Hammer of Eden, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1998 NY: Crown  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Follett, Ken - Hornet Flight (Signed First Edition) Follett, Ken | Hornet Flight | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2002 NY: Dutton  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Follett, Ken | Hornet Flight | Signed First Edition UK Book Follett, Ken | Hornet Flight | Signed First Edition UK Book

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book 2002 LON: Macmillan First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Follett, Ken - Jackdaws (Signed First Edition) Follett, Ken | Jackdaws | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2001 NY: Dutton  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Follett, Ken | Lie Down with Lions | Signed First Edition Book Follett, Ken | Lie Down with Lions | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1986 NY: Morrow First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Follett, Ken | Lie Down with Lions | Signed First Edition Book Follett, Ken | Lie Down with Lions | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1986 NY: Morrow First edition, first printing, near-fine (light staining to rear board edges) in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Follett, Ken - Night Over Water (Signed First Edition) Follett, Ken | Night Over Water | Signed First Edition Book

Signed First Edition Book. 1991 NY: HarperCollins  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Follett, Ken - Place Called Freedom, A (First Edition) Follett, Ken | Place Called Freedom, A | Signed First Edition Book

1995 NY: Crown  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Follett, Ken - Place Called Freedom, A (First Edition) Follett, Ken | Place Called Freedom, A | Signed UK First Edition Book

1995 LON: Macmillan First UK edition, first printing, near-fine in a near-fine dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Follett, Ken | Power Twins, The | Signed First Edition Book Follett, Ken | Power Twins | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1990 NY: William Morrow & Company  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Follett, Ken | Third Twin, The | Signed First Edition Book Follett, Ken | Third Twin, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1996 NY: Crown First edition, first printing, near fine (bump to bottom board) in fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Follett, Ken - Whiteout (First Edition) Follett, Ken | Whiteout | First Edition Book

2004 NY: Dutton  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.

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Follett, Ken - Whiteout (Signed First Edition) Follett, Ken | Whiteout | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2004 NY: Dutton  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Follett, Ken - Whiteout (Signed First Edition) Follett, Ken | Whiteout | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2004 NY: Dutton  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Follett, Ken - Whiteout (Signed First Edition) Follett, Ken | Whiteout | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2004 NY: Dutton  First edition, later printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Follett, Ken - Winter of the World (First Edition) Follett, Ken | Winter of the World | First Edition Book

Hardcover Book.  September 2012 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Follett, Ken | Winter of the World | Signed First Edition Book Follett, Ken | Winter of the World | Signed First Edition Book

Hardcover Book.  September 2012 NY: Penguin Signed first edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Follett, Ken | Winter of the World | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book Follett, Ken | Winter of the World | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

Author Signed Trade Paper 2012 NY: New American Library First Trade Paperback edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

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Follett, Ken - World Without End (Signed First Edition) Follett, Ken | World Without End | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2007 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Follett, Ken | World Without End | Signed First Edition Book Follett, Ken | World Without End | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2007 NY: Dutton  First edition, first printing, near-fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Ken Follett Bibliography


The Century Trilogy

  1. Fall of Giants - 2010
  2. Winter of the World - 2012
  3. Edge of Eternity - September 2014

Other Novels

  • The Modigliani Scandal - 1976
  • Paper Money - 1976
  • Eye of the Needle - 1978
  • Triple - 1979
  • The Key to Rebecca - 1980
  • The Man from St Petersburg - 1982
  • On Wings of Eagles - 1983
  • Lie Down with Lions - 1986
  • The Pillars of the Earth - 1989
  • Night Over Water - 1991
  • A Dangerous Fortune - 1993
  • A Place Called Freedom - 1995
  • The Third Twin - 1996
  • The Hammer of Eden - 1998
  • Code to Zero - 2000
  • Jackdaws - 2001
  • Hornet Flight - 2002
  • Whiteout - 2004
  • World Without End - 2007

Non-Fiction

  • The Heist of the Century - 1978 (with René Louis Maurice, others) (a.k.a. The Gentleman of 16 July (U.S.)

Ken Follett Awards

  • Edgar Award, Mystery Writers of America, 1979 (Eye of the Needle, Best Novel)
  • Corine Award (Germany) 2003 (Jackdaws, Readers’ Prize)
  • Olaguibel Prize, awarded by the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos Vasco-Navarro for contributing to the promotion and awareness of architecture (January 2008)

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