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By Ken Follett

In 1866, tragedy moves the unique Windfield university whilst a tender scholar drowns in a mysterious twist of fate. His dying and its aftermath begin a spiraling circle of treachery that may span 3 many years and entwine many lives.

From the unique men's golf equipment and brothels that cater to each darkish wish of London's higher classification to the superb ballrooms and mahogany-paneled suites of the manipulators of the world's wealth, one kinfolk is splintered by means of a shared legacy. yet greed, fed via the surprising fact of a boy's demise, has to be stopped, or the goals of a state will die.

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"A awesome page-turner."--Los Angeles Times

"Political and amorous intrigues, cold-blooded homicide, and fiscal crises . . . outdated entertainment."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Breathlessly plotted . . . relentlessly suspenseful."--The manhattan Times

"Gripping, advanced plot . . . sexual intrigue . . . attention-grabbing characters . . . You won't manage to placed down this fascinating page-turner."--Lexington Herald-Leader

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I love you, and I thank God for ever}, day we have together. And to God Almighty, the author of life, who has--for now--blessed me with these. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS As always, a novel like Fame doesn't come together without the help of many people. The list is long, but so very important. First, thanks to my husband and family for putting up with my sometimes hectic schedule and helping me survive my deadlines. When I'm at the computer wearing headphones connected to nothing, you all know better than to ask me where your homework is.

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