Debuted at #1 on The New York Times’ hardcover and e-book fiction bestseller lists.
Now published in
Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Denmark, Canada, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the USA.
Five linked families live out their destinies as the world is shaken by tyranny and war.
Berlin in 1933 is in upheaval. Eleven-year-old Carla von Ulrich struggles to understand the tensions disrupting her family as Hitler strengthens his grip on Germany. Into this turmoil steps her mother’s formidable friend and former British MP, Ethel Leckwith, and her student son, Lloyd, who soon learns for himself the brutal reality of Nazism.
Lloyd also encounters a group of Germans resolved to oppose Hitler – but are they willing to go so far as to betray their country? Such people are closely watched by Volodya, a Russian with a bright future in Red Army Intelligence.
The international clash of military power and personal beliefs that ensues will sweep over them all as it rages from Cable Street in London’s East End to Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, from Spain to Stalingrad, from Dresden to Hiroshima.
At Cambridge Lloyd is irresistibly drawn to dazzling American socialite Daisy Peshkov, who represents everything his left-wing family despise. But Daisy is more interested in aristocratic Boy Fitzherbert – amateur pilot, party lover and leading light of the British Union of Fascists.
Back in Berlin, Carla worships golden boy Werner from afar. But nothing will work out the way they expect as their lives and the hopes of the world are smashed by the greatest and cruellest war in the historyof the human race.
Winter of the World is the second novel in the uniquely ambitious and deeply satisfying “Century” trilogy.
Forthcoming publication dates
Winter of the World will be published in 2013 in the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Finland, Greece, Israel, Japan, Korea, Russia, Serbia and Slovenia. It will be published in paperback in the UK and US in September 2013.
Publication of the third novel in the Century Trilogy – Edge of Eternity
The third novel in the Century Trilogy, provisionally titled Edge of Eternity, will be published in late 2014.
Fall of Giants, the first novel in my “Century” trilogy, was published in 16 countries simultaneously on September 28, 2010, and debuted at #1 on The New York Times’ hardcover fiction bestseller list! The paperback edition debuted at #5 on The New York Times’ bestseller list in September 2011.
In Fall of Giants, I follow the destinies of five interrelated families – one American, one Russian, one German, one English and one Welsh – through the earth-shaking events of the First World War and the Russian Revolution.
These characters and many others find their lives inextricably entangled as, in a saga 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.
Fall of Giants is available in paperback, audio and e-reader formats.
The 'Pillars' and 'World' mini-series
The $46 million eight-hour mini-series adaptation of World Without End, directed by Michael Caton-Jones has aired in many countries.
Cynthia Nixon (pictured, as Petranilla), Miranda Richardson (as Mother Cecilia) Ben Chaplin (as Sir Thomas Langley), Peter Firth (as Earl Roland), Charlotte Riley (as Caris) and Tom Weston-Jones (as Merthin) lead the cast.
The series is being produced by Tandem Communications and Take 5 Productions in association with Ridley Scott and Tony Scott’s Scott Free Productions.
The Emmy Award-winning US$40-million adaptation of The Pillars of the Earth, which was also produced by Tandem, stars Ian McShane, Donald Sutherland, Rufus Sewell, Matthew Macfadyen, Sarah Parish, Hayley Atwell, Eddie Redmayne and Gordon Pinsent. It premiered in July 2010 in the United States and Canada, and has since been screened in many countries. It is also available on DVD.
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