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Ken Follett

Born: Cardiff, UK

Ken Follett is one of the world’s best-loved novelists. His latest book, Edge of Eternity – the final novel in his Century Trilogy – went straight to the No.1 position on bestseller lists in the USA, Spain, Italy, Germany and France. He 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.

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