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Monday, 23 September 2013

Ken Follett - A Dangerous Fortune

Book review written by Brian Lowen for a recorded bookshow being aired in October 2013.
This Book was first published in 1993 and has recently been reprinted. I read it several years ago, but when it was brought to my notice by Amazon I ordered another copy because although I have read all of Ken Follett’s books over the years, I have not kept them.

I was very glad to read this book again as I had forgotten what a great story it is.

A shocking secret behind a young boy’s death leads to three generations of treachery in this absorbing drama of wealth, passion and revenge, set amid the riches and decadence of Victorian England.

By the 1860s, the Pilasters are one of the world’s greatest banking families, with connections that reach from the City of London to far afield colonies. However, as the family grows richer in the shadow of oppression and tragedy, their very future is threatened by the self-same ambition and greed that first earned them their fortune.

So reads the blurb on the back cover and it is another hit for Ken Follett which has great significance in our modern times with the rise and fall of banks. There are some great characters in this

book that you really get involved with and with some of them you are continually hoping that they will get their come-uppance.

A really great page-turner of a book that you will not want to put down until you reach the last page.

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