FRANKFURT, Oct 12 — British novelist Ken Follett, creator of the best-selling Pillars of the Earth series, yesterday called Brexit an “absolute disaster” and said the characters in his sweeping medieval saga would have been “remainers”.
“The people of Kingsbridge would definitely be remainers. They’d hate the idea of Brexit,” 68-year-old Follett said at the Frankfurt Book Fair, where he presented the long-awaited third instalment in the series, Column of Fire.
More than 25 years after releasing his smash-hit The Pillars of the Earth, followed in 2007 by World Without End, Follett returns to the fictional medieval town of Kingsbridge for his latest epic, chronicling the political and religious upheavals during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.
Since its release last month, Column of Fire has topped best-seller lists worldwide, including in the United States. — AFP