Ken Follett – You’re Booked

Our season of the stars continues with a genuine literary legend. It’s Ken Follett! Ken is one of the world’s most successful authors, selling over 188 million copies of his books. He’s the creator of Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, Never and his latest The Armour of Light.He recently launched an online course on Writing Bestselling Fiction with BBC Maestro. We talked to him about his formative reads, relishing Proust, creating believable villains and his appearance in the Alan Rickman Diaries.

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Anthony Trollope – The Warden

Ken Follett – The Pillars of the Earth

Thomas Harris – The Silence of the Lambs

Charles Dickens – Oliver Twist

Richard Osman – Thursday Murder Club

Ken Follett – The Eye of the Needle

Ken Follett – World Without End

Ken Follett – Column of Fire

Ian Fleming – Live and Let Die

John Steinbeck – Tortilla Flat

JRR Tolkien – Lord of the Rings

Marcel Proust – Remembrance of Things Past

Lucy Ellmann – Ducks, Newburyport

Karl Ove Knausgaard- My Struggle

DH Lawrence – Lady Chatterley’s Lover

DH Lawrence – Collected Poems

Mary McCarthy – The Group

Elizabeth Jane Howard – The Cazalet Chronicles

Edward Albee – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Ash Carter and Sam Kashner – Mike Nichols: Life Isn’t Everything

William Shakespeare – Hamlet

Alan Rickman – Diaries

Ken Follett – Never

Erskine Childers – The Riddle of the Sands

John Buchan – The 39 Steps

Bret Easton Ellis – American Psycho

Irvine Welsh – Trainspotting

Agatha Christie – Complete Poirot

Lisa Jewell – The Night She Disappeared

Marcel Proust – 75 Folios

Marcel Proust – Swann in Love

Anthony Trollope – Orley Farm

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