Notre Dame: A Short History of the Meaning of Cathedrals is Ken Follett's tribute to the the Notre-Dame de Paris, one of the greatest cathedrals in the world, which so tragically caught fire and was threatened with destruction but thankfully saved.
Ken Follett will donate his proceeds from this book to the charity La Fondation du Patrimoine.
"The wonderful cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, one of the greatest achievements of European civilization, was on fire. The sight dazed and disturbed us profoundly. I was on the edge of tears. Something priceless was dying in front of our eyes. The feeling was bewildering, as if the earth was shaking" - Ken Follett
In this short, spellbinding book, international bestselling author Ken Follett describes the emotions that gripped him when he learned about the fire that threatened to destroy one of the greatest cathedrals in the world - the Notre-Dame de Paris. Follett then tells the story of the cathedral, from its construction to the role it has played across time and history, and he reveals the influence that the Notre-Dame had upon cathedrals around the world and on the writing of one of Follett's most famous and beloved novels, The Pillars of the Earth.
Ken Follett was twenty-seven when he wrote Eye of the Needle, an award-winning thriller that became an international bestseller. He then surprised everyone with The Pillars of the Earth, about the building of a cathedral in the Middle Ages, which continues to captivate millions of readers all over the world, and its long-awaited sequels, World Without End and A Column of Fire, were a number one bestsellers in the US, UK and Europe. He has also written the bestselling Century trilogy, which comprises Fall of Giants, Winter of the World and Edge of Eternity.
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