-He studiedphilosophy and becomeinvolved in centre-leftpolitics.
He worked as a journalist, and in theevenings and at theweekends he beganwritingfictionstories. He startedwritingbookstosavemoneyforbuying a car.
Thesuccescamewithhisfirtspublication “Eye of theNeedle”.
HE HAVE WRITTEN 30 NOVELS The Big Needle (1974) The Big Black (1974) The Big Hit (1975) The Shakeout (1975) The Bear Raid (1976) Amok: King of Legend (1976) The Modigliani Scandal (1976) The Mystery Hideout (1976) The Power Twins (1976) Paper Money (1977) Capricorn One (1978) Eye of the Needle (1978) Heist of the Century (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) Fall of Giants(2010)
THE PILARS OF THE EARTH -Isthebest-sellingwork of thisauthorwritten in 1989. -About 5.500.000 copies and translateinto 30 languages. -Isaboutthebuilding of a cathedral in thetown of Kingsbridge, in England.
WORLD WITHOUT END -It´sthesequel of ThePilars of theEarth. -Thestorytakes place in thesamevillage of Kingsbridge and themaincharacters are thedescendants of somePilars of theEarthcharacters 2 centurieslater.
Adaptationforthescreen of thePilars of theEarth The film wasproducedbyRidley and Tony Scott and directedby Sergio Mimica-Gezzan.
SOME CURIOSITIES ABOUT THE FILM -Althoughthe novel islively in England, themoviewasshot in Hungary. -The director hadchoosenthe “AstraStudios” near Budapest toshootthe film. Thesamestudioswherewereshotscenes of the films Eragon, UnderworldorMunich. -The rough budgetfortheproductionwas 31 million of euros. -Ken Folletdid a special performance in the film. - A team of 350 peoplewereworking in theshootingduring 112 days.
THE CENTURY TRILOGY 1ST FALL OF GIANTS 2ND 2012– Great Depression and the II WorldWar. 3RD 2014– ColdWarsincetheend of the XX Century. THE GREAT DEPRESSION (1929)—was a severeworldwideeconomicdepression in thedecadeprecedingthe II WorldWar. Itstarted in the USA withthefall in stock prices and becameworldwidenewswiththe stock marketcrash of October 29. Fromthere, itquickly spread toalmostevery country in theworld. COLD WAR (1947-1991)– wasthecontinuingstate of politicalconflict, militarytension, wars and economiccompetitionafterthe II WorldWar. ItwasbetweentheCommunistWorld, primarilythe Soviet Union and itssatellitestates and allies, and thepowers of the Western world, primarilytheUnitedStates and itsallies.