Books That Will Make You Want to Visit Cathedrals in Britain

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Sarum: The Novel of England

by Edward Rutherfurd

Eric Mueller from Los Angeles, CA says:

This Michener-esque "sweeping saga of the area surrounding Stonehenge" follows five families (really, the lineage of five groups) through 10,000 years of history.

 

Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction

by David Macaulay

Read this one before you read The Pillars of the Earth and you will appreciate even more what it took to build a cathedral. It is nominally a children's book, so it has a simplistic "plot" — ignore the plot, and focus on the finely detailed pictures and the descriptions of the cathedral structure. Then take yourself to France, and visit Notre Dame and Chartres!

 

The Pillars of the Earth

by Ken Follett

Stephanie Rodriguez from Smithtown NY says:

Love love love this book!!! It takes you back in time and shows how life was in the Renaissance period, how people fought to survive, the cruelty among men, the rise and fall of "royalty," and what true love and determination can do to change your life. I've recommended this book to everyone I know! A definite must read!

This book also appears on Oprah's Book Club