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Free Book Friday!

Today’s Free Book is:


Fall of Giants by Ken Follett

Thirteen-year-old Billy Williams enters a man’s world in the Welsh mining pits…Gus Dewar, an American law student rejected in love, finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson’s White House…two orphaned Russian brothers, Grigori and Lev Peshkov, embark on radically different paths half a world apart when their plan to emigrate to America falls afoul of war, conscription, and revolution…Billy’s sister, Ethel, a housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts, takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory when she falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German embassy in London…

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. As always with Ken Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion. It is destined to be a new classic.

Mass Market Paperback, ISBN 9780451232854

Please note: While this is a brand-new book, this copy was damaged in handling. There is a slice on the front cover, which appears to have happened when someone opened the box with a box cutter. The cover is intact and no other pages are affected.



We will choose one winner at random, for each book, from comments we receive here on the Blog from PBS members.


You have until Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 12 noon EDT, to leave a comment.

Good Luck to everyone!



Note: All the books given away on Free Book Friday are available in the PBS Market. We have thousands of new and new overstock titles available right now, with more added hourly. Some of the prices are amazing – and you can use a PBS credit to make the deal even better!

Remember, every new book purchase supports the club and helps keep membership free!

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73 Responses to “Free Book Friday!”

  1. Cathryn S. (eeyore17026) says:

    I’d love to win this book! 🙂

  2. Trish R. (southernbooks) says:

    I have not read Ken Follett and really want to. This sounds like a great read!

  3. Melissa C. (Tazlvr) says:

    Sounds like a great book, never read anything yet by Ken Follett, thanks for the opportunity for a chance to win.

  4. Lisa Dugan says:

    I have never read anything from this author but it sounds like a good book.

  5. Joan C. (jcc2750) says:

    As a history teacher, I love historical fiction. Would love to win this book to add to my summer reading.

  6. Tiffany P. says:

    My mom loves Ken Follett, and I would love to win this book for her. I personally haven’t read any of his books, but I have a few sitting on the bookshelve waiting for me.

  7. Naimi S. says:

    I love Ken Follett! Would love to win this book!

  8. nancy says:

    Follett is one of my ALL TIME favorite authors!! Thanks in advance!

  9. Nicole says:

    Who doesn’t love a free book?! Pick me!

  10. Becky says:

    I would like this book. Sounds good

  11. Koltny says:

    I LOVE Ken Follett. Co-worker introduced me to him about 2 years ago and is by far one of my favorite authors now.

  12. Debbie says:

    Looks like a good read!

  13. Barb S. (okbye) , says:

    Comment 🙂

  14. Eric S. (monkton) Oneonta, NY says:

    Love Ken Follett stories, hope to win this one!

  15. Melissa T. says:

    Sounds like an interesting read.

  16. Susan King says:

    I have been meaning to read this book, would love to win!

  17. Kristen Black says:

    I love Ken Follett but haven’t read this oe. Pick me, please!

  18. Judith Kaplan says:

    Havent read this one yet! Thanks for the contest.

  19. Karin R. (katieblue) says:

    sounds like a great book! I’ve enjoyed Ken Follett before.

  20. Heather F. (heathertc) , says:

    Looks like a good one!

  21. Doug T. says:

    Sounds good!

  22. Paulette R (pebbs310) says:

    This really looks like it will be a good read. I have not had a book catch my attention before just from the description like this one has. I would love to win and get to read it and leave my feedback about it. Whoever does win it will have to let us know how good it is:)

  23. Cathy M. (cjayne) says:

    Kids are back to school ! Reading time ! Yahoo!

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