If the controversy swells around the renovations of Our Lady, some accusing Emmanuel Macron management is too vertical, the impulses of generosity are full. We already knew that the benefits and rights of the author of Notre-Dame , unpublished text of Ken Follett, would be donated to the heritage Foundation. Tuesday, the author of the global success said on RTL that the 100.000 euro in claims, paid by an american publisher Penguin Books, will also be included. Notre-Dame (version Robert Laffont) will be available in bookstores on Thursday, at a price of 7 euros.
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In his new story, Ken Follett traces in a few dates for key milestones in the construction of the tallest building in Paris and then its influence through the centuries. “All the people of europe felt that something died this evening,” mentioned Ken Follett in Figaro a few hours after the disaster of 15 April last. The author welsh, had been particularly sensitive. It was inspired by the masterpiece of the flamboyant gothic for his seminal work, the Pillars of the Earth.
so far, the benefits and the rights of author Ken Follett – which are part of the $ 100,000 – will not go necessarily to the reconstruction of Notre-Dame. “As he thinks [Ken Follett] that there are already a lot of money which has been collected for the rescue of Our Lady, he gives us this money to use for other small Notre Dame cathedral, other buildings, other heritage”, explained to the microphone of France Info Guillaume Poitrinal, the president of the heritage Foundation. The money will be used to 2800 other projects supported by the body, mainly in the province, of which 70% belong to the religious heritage.
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While between 60 and 150 workers are active on the major project of its renovation, the spiritual heart of Notre-Dame begins to beat: the first mass will be celebrated Saturday, June 15, between the pillars of the “old basilica”, as nicknamed, affectionately, Gerard de Nerval.