‘Two days after Notre Dame burned I flew to Paris to appear on the TV programme La Grande Librairie for a discussion about cathedrals. The following morning I had breakfast at the Hotel Bristol with my French publisher and she asked me to write a short book about Notre Dame and what it means to all of us. She said she would donate the publisher’s profits to the rebuilding fund and if I wished I could do the same with my royalties. Yes I said; of course I’d love to.’ Ken Follett In aid of the crucial restoration work to restore Paris’s great cathedral Notre-Dame: A Short History of the Meaning of Cathedrals is a moving short piece of non-fiction celebrating the stunning history of this beloved building from Ken Follett author of the multi-million copy selling Kingsbridge series. This edition contains an exclusive extract from The Evening and the Morning a prequel to The Pillars of the Earth publishing Autumn 2020. A minimum of 50p per copy on each sale of this book will go to the charity La Fondation du Patrimoine.