Shout Out: Cyndi Cohen retiring as Skokie
Shout Out: Cyndi Cohen retiring as Skokie School District 73.5 business managerChicago TribuneSkokie School District 73.5 Chief School Business Official Cyndi Cohen is retiring at the end of the 2016-2017 school year after 16 years in the district. One of her final jobs is a big one: overseeing the finances for a major addition at Elizabeth ...and more »
Posted on 9 March 2017 | 2:01 pm
Mergers, Millennials and the Major Leagues -
Mergers, Millennials and the Major LeaguesNasdaqRandy Wayne White, Greg Iles, Clive Cussler, Robert Crais, Paul Levine, Ken Follett, Janet Evanovich, Stuart Woods and some other favorites will be out this month. Since I am spending a week this month visiting my in-laws on a beach in Texas, I intend ...
Posted on 4 March 2017 | 11:15 am
Whatcha Reading? #WorldBookDay - TodayFM
Whatcha Reading? #WorldBookDayTodayFMThe Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. An absolutely wonderful read and as an added boost, this amazing story was made into a 4-part TV series, which was fantastic. You by Caroline Kepnes. Creepy creepy creepy – and brilliant. (She has also written a ...
Posted on 2 March 2017 | 12:06 am
Re-Roll: This Week's Tabletop Game News -
GeekDad (blog)Re-Roll: This Week's Tabletop Game NewsGeekDad (blog)Of note, a new Ken Follett game, A Column of Fire, which will be hitting shelves in the fall, along with re-releases of The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End. There are also a variety of versions of EXIT, Thames & Kosmos' escape room games ...
Posted on 24 February 2017 | 3:13 am
Snapshot: Ed Rojo - The Newtown Bee
Snapshot: Ed RojoThe Newtown BeeOne of my favorite books is Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett — it's a masterpiece. I've read many of his books, and he's an author capable of taking you back in time and transporting you places to experience the story as if you were there. What is ...
Posted on 17 February 2017 | 12:31 pm
Getting Personal: Carlo and Peggy Anzelmo
Getting Personal is a Q&A with a local personality. Here, a chat with Carlo Anzelmo, 82, and his wife, Peggy, 76, staunch community volunteers, including at Ebertfest. Getting Personal is a Q&A with a local personality. Here, Carlo Anzelmo, 82, and his wife, Peggy, 76, chat with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli. Carlo retired from the food industry 20 years ago, and Peggy retired from the ...
Posted on 12 April 2015 | 5:47 am
Bojan Krkic vows to return better than ever
ADAM CRAFTON IN BARCELONA: Bojan has asked to do this interview to offer Stoke supporters a glimpse of the tireless work he is putting in to ensure he returns 'not only the same but even stronger'.
Posted on 1 April 2015 | 4:52 pm
She's Back: Title and Cover Revealed for
TORONTO, March 31, 2015 /CNW/ - The worldwide #1 bestselling Millennium series of novels, which was launched in Canada in 2008 with Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, followed by The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest in 2009 and 2010, continues September 1 with the publication of book four in the series, David Lagercrantz's The Girl in the Spider's ...
Posted on 31 March 2015 | 2:21 pm
LIBRARY NOTES: Take an e-reader for a test
Kindles, NOOKs, e-readers. Are you curious about electronic books but not ready to make the financial commitment? Why not check out a NOOK e-reader from one of the La Crosse County Library Sys…
Posted on 26 March 2015 | 3:48 pm
Short list announced for Debut Crown Award
Special guests speaking over the following three days include Michael Morpurgo along with Melvyn Bragg, Princess Michael of Kent, Ken Follett, Neil Oliver, Kate Mosse and Tracy Borman. The Harrogate History Festival takes place at the Old Swan Hotel from ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 6:18 pm
The Historical Writers' Association Launches
Now in its third year, this year's event (22-25 October) has attracted big name guests including Princess Michael of Kent, Melvyn Bragg, Ken Follett, Michael Morpurgo and Kate Mosse, and promises to be a very special event. The HWA is committed to seeking ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 4:21 am
He loved being out among people and conversing with them. He and I talked of many things, but books and Ken Follett were favorite subjects. Kenny should have had the title of president of the Follett Fan Club. “That man just has such a way with words.
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 4:04 am
Ken Follett is born
Bestselling thriller writer Ken Follett is born on this day in Wales to a devout Christian family that does not allow young Ken to watch TV, see movies, or listen to the radio. As a result of his strict media diet during childhood, Follett became a ...
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
HARROGATE HSITORY FESTIVAL 22nd to 25th
Ken Follett, Michael Morpurgo, and Kate Mosse will be among the writers at the third Harrogate History Festival. Others appearing at the festival, run in association with the Historical Writers’ Association (HWA), include Princess Michael of Kent ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 1:02 am
Ken Follett novel shot in Hungary
Ken Follett made his name writing spy thrillers like "Eye of the Needle." But the book that has won him the most critical, and eventually popular, acclaim is a nearly 1,000-page novel about the construction of an English cathedral in the 12th cent
Posted on 7 December 2009 | 5:47 am
Ken Follett Is Latest Oprah Winfrey Pick
Oprah Winfrey went for the big time Wednesday with her latest book club pick, choosing Ken Follett's 973-page "The Pillars of the Earth," an announcement that will likely mean hundreds of thousands more sales for an author with a huge, international follo
Posted on 14 November 2007 | 8:14 am
Resolved Question: The Pillars Of The Earth
What do you think the "pillars of the earth" refer to in Ken Follett's historical novel (The Pillars Of The Earth) ? Women, religion,...? It's my favourite book and I have a theory but I would like to know other ideas, just for curiosity.
Posted on 8 August 2013 | 12:46 am
Resolved Question: Books similar to Ken
Can you recommend any books similar to "world without end" or "pillars of the earth", stories with good and bad priests interest me as well as the struggle for power within the churches and kingdom. Looking for books mostly based in England or just in the medieval time period
Posted on 29 July 2013 | 9:46 pm
Resolved Question: Brief Synopsis on
Was thinking of reading this book, but i would like to know a little more about it.
Posted on 28 September 2011 | 10:51 am
Resolved Question: Has anyone ever read any
I'm looking for a good novelist to get into (current novelist). What's his stories like? Who could you compare him to? All I ever read is old stuff, because I'm an English major in school. I enjoy Chuck Paleniuk (forgot how to spell that) but I wanna read more stuff from current writers. Any other suggestions are appreciated.
Posted on 19 June 2011 | 1:17 am
Resolved Question: Ken Follett - The Pillars
I am reading a rather old copy of Ken Folletts, The Pillars Of The Earth, and I am close to the end. Unfortunately my book appears to be missing pages 1071 and 1072, which is very annoying, seeing as though it is only 5 pages from the end. If anybody has a full copy and is willing to type it up, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Thanks tiandron, I didn't account for the different editions. It is a paper back, 2007 edition from pan books. The final sentences on page 1070 are:
Jonathan went back down the spiral staircase.
Jack paused at the doorway and pointed a threatening finger at Aliena. 'Later,' he said.
And the first sentences I have on page 1073 are:
Jack felt profoundly sad. All his father ever wanted to do is entertain people, Mother said.
Posted on 16 April 2011 | 11:47 pm