<ul><li>He wasborn in Wales in 1949.</li></ul>-He studiedphilosophy and becomeinvolved in centre-leftpolitics. <br /><ul><li>He worked as a journalist, and in theevenings and at theweekends he beganwritingfictionstories. He startedwritingbookstosavemoneyforbuying a car.
Thesuccescamewithhisfirtspublication “Eye of theNeedle”.</li></li></ul><li>HE HAVE WRITTEN 30 NOVELS<br />The Big Needle (1974) <br />The Big Black (1974) <br />The Big Hit (1975) <br />The Shakeout (1975)<br />The Bear Raid (1976)<br />Amok: King of Legend (1976) <br />The Modigliani Scandal (1976) <br />The Mystery Hideout (1976) <br />The Power Twins (1976) <br />Paper Money (1977) <br />Capricorn One (1978) <br />Eye of the Needle (1978)<br />Heist of the Century (1978)<br />Triple (1979)<br />The Key to Rebecca (1980)<br />The Man from St. Petersburg (1982)<br />On Wings of Eagles (1983) <br />Lie Down with Lions (1986)<br />The Pillars of the Earth (1989)<br />Night Over Water (1991)<br />A Dangerous Fortune (1993)<br />A Place Called Freedom (1995)<br />The Third Twin (1996)<br />The Hammer of Eden (1998)<br />Code to Zero (2000)<br />Jackdaws (2001)<br />Hornet Flight (2002)<br />Whiteout (2004)<br />World Without End (2007) <br />Fall of Giants(2010)<br />
THE PILARS OF THE EARTH<br />-Isthebest-sellingwork of thisauthorwritten in 1989.<br />-About 5.500.000 copies and translateinto 30 <br />languages. <br />-Isaboutthebuilding of a cathedral in thetown of Kingsbridge, in England. <br />
WORLD WITHOUT END<br />-It´sthesequel of ThePilars of theEarth. <br />-Thestorytakes place in thesamevillage of Kingsbridge and themaincharacters are thedescendants of somePilars of theEarthcharacters 2 centurieslater.<br />
Adaptationforthescreen of thePilars of theEarth<br />The film wasproducedbyRidley and Tony Scott and directedby Sergio Mimica-Gezzan. <br />
SOME CURIOSITIES ABOUT THE FILM<br />-Althoughthe novel islively in England, themoviewasshot in Hungary.<br />-The director hadchoosenthe “AstraStudios” near Budapest toshootthe film. Thesamestudioswherewereshotscenes of the films Eragon, UnderworldorMunich.<br />-The rough budgetfortheproductionwas 31 million of euros.<br />-Ken Folletdid a special performance in the film. <br />- A team of 350 peoplewereworking in theshootingduring 112 days. <br />
THE CENTURY TRILOGY<br />1ST FALL OF GIANTS <br />2ND 2012– Great Depression and the II WorldWar. <br />3RD 2014– ColdWarsincetheend of the XX Century. <br />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. <br />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. <br />