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Un nuovo libro per KEN FOLLETT, un romanzo storico ambientato intorno all’Anno Mille, in Inghilterra (uscita inglese 15 settembre 2020)

The evening and the morning, ovvero il prequel ai Pilastri:






The Evening and the Morning

By Ken Follett

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ken Follett, a thrilling and addictive new novel–a prequel to The Pillars of the Earth–set in England at the dawn of a new era: The Middle Ages


It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages. England is facing attacks from the Welsh in the west and the Vikings in the east. Those in power bend justice according to their will, regardless of ordinary people and often in conflict with the king. Without a clear rule of law, chaos reigns.


In these turbulent times, three characters find their lives intertwined: A young boatbuilder’s life is turned upside down when the only home he’s ever known is raided by Vikings, forcing him and his family to move and start their lives anew in a small hamlet where he does not fit in. . . . A Norman noblewoman marries for love, following her husband across the sea to a new land. But the customs of her husband’s homeland are shockingly different, and as she begins to realize that everyone around her is engaged in a constant, brutal battle for power, it becomes clear that a single misstep could be catastrophic. . . . A monk dreams of transforming his humble abbey into a center of learning that will be admired throughout Europe. And each in turn comes into dangerous conflict with a clever and ruthless bishop who will do anything to increase his wealth and power.


Thirty years ago, Ken Follett published his most popular novel, The Pillars of the Earth. Now, Follett’s masterful new prequel The Evening and the Morning takes us on an epic journey into a historical past rich with ambition and rivalry, death and birth, love and hate, that will end where The Pillars of the Earth begins.

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The Bookseller, Publishers Weekly e France’s Livres Hebdo hanno condotto una analisi delle classifiche dei libri di fiction più venduti in nove nazioni, da cui è emersa una coppia di vincitori: sono Khaled Hosseini con i suoi due romanzi, e Ken Follett con Il mondo senza fine -Wolrd without end, presenti nelle classifiche di 7 nazioni su 9. Dietro di loro troviamo Stieg Larsson e John Grisham. Beffato Roberto Saviano: il suo GOMORRA in alcune nazioni è catalogato tra la saggistica, in altri tra la narrativa. L’altro italiano in lista è Valerio Massimo Manfredi, che troviamo piazzato in tre stati. Larsson guadagna invece la seconda posizione nella graduatoria che somma i piazzamenti mensili nelle liste dei bestsellers

Ecco le classifiche:

List of authors and the number of countries they had top 10 hits in:
1 country (or more) 387 authors
2 countries 27 authors
3 countries 12 authors (Bennett, Gavalda, Paolini, Baldacci, George, Picoult, Weisberger, Connelly, Sparks, Cornwall, Coelho, Manfredi)
4 countries 5 authors (Meyer, Barbery, Zafón, Rowling, Mankell)
5 countries 2 authors (Larsson, Grisham)
7 countries 2 authors (Hosseini, Follett)

Global top 20 book bestsellers (fiction) 2008*
1 Khaled Hosseini
2 Stieg Larsson
3 Ken Follett
4 Stephenie Meyer
5 Muriel Barbery
6 Carlos Ruiz Zafón
7 Anna Gavalda
8 John Grisham
9 J K Rowling
10 Henning Mankell
11 Alan Bennett
12 Jodi Picoult
13 Christopher Paolini
14 David Baldacci
15 Nicholas Sparks
16 Elizabeth George
17 Lauren Weisberger
18 Michael Connelly
19 Patricia D. Cornwell
20 Paulo Coelho
* Ranked by chart positions on the monthly bestseller lists.

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