Beginning in 1135 and concluding forty years later, this is an epic, unputdownable tale of treachery, politics, civil war, medieval life and the building of a cathedral.  Follett has created the most memorable characters in fiction since Gone With The Wind. Tom, the master builder; Aliena, the noblewoman reduced to poverty – a lady who fights back! Philip, the Prior of Kingsbridge; Jack, the artist in stone and Ellen, the mysterious woman who dwells in the forest and her curse that reverberates down the decades. These characters and many more are wonderfully alive in a well-researched narrative that never dives in sickly romance. We have recommended this book to many – all of whom have come back in search of more books by Follett.