I bought this book at a fair near Exeter in England, when I volunteered for RSPB.
Strolling around the fairground, I came across a booth where books were sold for charity. A pale disabled boy was sitting behind the desk. I asked him whether the book I was holding in my hand was good. He nodded at me, so I purchased The Pillars of the Earth.
I read it one page a day. Even though I finished reading it a few years ago, I still remember the story and the main characters.
The Pillars of the Earth tells the eternal struggle between good and evil. Evil is embodied by William Hamleigh, a wicked young nobleman who enjoys torturing animals and people. Good is embodied by Aliena, the noblewoman William Hamleigh raped and by Philip, the clergyman who helps Aliena out of her predicament.
At the end, Nemesis intervenes. Justice is done. Good wins over evil!
Ettore Grillo, author of these books:
– A Hidden Sicilian History
– The Vibrations of Words
-Travels of the Mind