Fall of Giants (Paperback)
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DescriptionThis is a huge novel that follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women. It is 1911. The Coronation Day of King George V. The Williams, a Welsh coal-mining family, is linked by romance and enmity to the Fitzherberts, aristocratic coal-mine owners. Lady Maud Fitzherbert falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German Embassy in London. Their destiny is entangled with that of an ambitious young aide to U.S. President Woodrow Wilson and to two orphaned Russian brothers, whose plans to emigrate to America fall foul of war, conscription and revolution. In a plot of unfolding drama and intriguing complexity, `Fall of Giants` moves seamlessly from Washington to St Petersburg, from the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty.
- Published: 03 June 2011
- Format: Paperback 864 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780330460552 ISBN 10: 0330460552
- Sales rank: 1,885
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Reviews for Fall of Giants
As a fan of Ken Folletts work I was disappointed with this one. It was an okay read, but nothing to get excited about. I generally enjoy war stories, however this one had too much politics for my liking. The characters were good, they were well formed, defined, had their own personalities, (once you got used to them all). Pillars of the Earth is still my favourite by Ken Follett. by Kat
A real good read
This book is one of the best I have ever read, I could not put it down and when it was finished I was quite sad. I will definately read it again in the distant future and recommend it to everyone.
It tells perfectly the story of the early 1900s and the differences between the classes and takes us through the 1st World War and the pointlessness of it all and then the ensuring Russian Revolution with romance added on the way.
Ist rate by Joan Forster