Notre-Dame: A Short History of the Meaning of Cathedrals by Ken Follett

From the author who created probably the most famous fictional cathedral in literature comes a short homage to Notre-Dame. Follett relays a basic history of the Paris’s famed structure and his relationship to it. He tells of his research for the Kingsbridge novels and the many special occasions he has spent at Notre-Dame. Pick this short piece up if you enjoy history and especially The Pillars of the Earth series.

*I went through a historical fiction phase and read both of Follett’s big series. Pillars and The Century. Loved both of them. This short piece is a bit of a pulling back of the curtain to his writing process. I liked that and some of the other tidbits I learned about.*

Follett is donating all the proceeds from the sale of this piece to The Heritage Foundation of France. Pick this one up, learn some history, and give to a good cause.

4 out of 5 stars.

Thank you to NetGalley, Penguin Books, and the author for an advanced copy for review.

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