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Here you will find selected letters you have written (earlier ones over the years are here), and a quick quiz.

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From: Amy Petrou
On: Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Just a big THANK YOU!

From: Pamela Gerla
On: Friday 6 December, 2019

I have always enjoyed and anticipated the arrival of your next novel. Excellent reading! A close friend and I always have discussions about your books and the adventures they embody. She is an Anglophile so has more than a side interest in your writing.

United States

From: Patricia Bender
On: Monday 9 December, 2019

Just read 'Notre Dame' and looking forward to the fall release of your latest. I have read everything.

United States

From: Tina Hunter
On: Monday 9 December, 2019

Hi Ken! Please write more trilogies.

Thank you!

United States

From: Lynn Prince Cooke
On: Thursday 12 December, 2019

Mr Follett, I have been discovering your work via audio books while on medical leave for eye surgeries. I am astonished by the breadth of your historical knowledge and delight in how you weave that detail into engaging fiction. Many thanks for making a challenging period lighter.

United Kingdom

From: Marco Valsesia
On: Monday 16 December, 2019

You are the best writer in the world! You are a legend! You are my inspiration! You are the pillar of my life.


From: Larry Haynes
On: Sunday 22 December, 2019

I love all your books, especially the Kingsbridge series and the Century trilogy.


From: Michele Gottlieb
On: Monday 23 December, 2019

Dear Mr. Follett,
Today, December 22, 2019, I purchased your book 'Notre Dame.' It was 53 years, 2 days ago that I walked into Notre Dame Cathedral for midnight Mass as a 19-year-old student living in Paris for a year. Your book brought me back to that glorious night, which transformed me and took me up to heaven within the two hour service: the symphonic orchestra, the opera singers, the church choir, the subtle lighting, the church service... but more than anything, to witness an enduring Christian service in an 800+ year old house of worship where thousands of people had sat, prayed, and sang together before me.

Your book 'Notre Dame' brought all those memories back tonight. I am young again, an American student in Paris, experiencing a little bit of heaven on earth on the eve of Christmas in one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world. It was a magical night as I walked home along the Seine. I knew then that no other Christmas Eve in my lifetime would surpass that night sitting in Notre Dame. I too, cried as the cathedral burned.

Merci beaucoup pour les memoires!

United States

From: Bianca Smit
On: Friday 27 December, 2019

Hi there. I realise that you might get a lot of messages, but I just want to tell you that your novels have helped me to bring out my imagination. Your novel ‘The Third Twin’ is just amazing, I do wish for my 21st birthday to meet you someday, you're my favourite writer and the best, please never stop writing. It keeps me going. I know you don't know me. But I have so much love for you and your novels. Thank you so so so so much.

South Africa

From: Jenny Lamb
On: Sunday 29 December, 2019

Dear Mr Follett, I want to thank you so much for your very short, but very enlightened account of the life of Notre Dame. I love historical fiction, but I now have discovered that reading the facts in a short, to the point style by a writer of your caliber is pure magic for me. As a Canadian raised by an English Mum, I was always enchanted by the various stone churches and cathedrals of Britain. My Mum and I always agreed that if we lived back in England we'd go to church, whether it be St Paul's, or little St Mary's in Hay-On-Wye, where a lot of my family lived. Much like you, I sat in shock and dismay, tears streaming down my face at the site of Notre Dame in flames and I didn't really know why it touched me so. Your account has made me understand and I thank you very much for that.


From: Phylliis Furphy
On: Saturday 28 December, 2019

I'm reading and loving 'Edge of Eternity'. I'll have to read the trilogy in reverse, but it works, however it's read. Five years your senior, the book isn't history for me, it stirs memories. Your weaving of personal stories with world events is masterful. I am curious about which characters are 'real' and which are fictional. Where can I find this information, and how did you get releases for some of the very personal, but no doubt fictionalized minor events in their lives? Again, I'm enjoying your work enormously. Thanks.

United States

I look forward to your letters. Please write to me via the Contact page, and do see earlier letters

If you’ve read several of my books, you might enjoy matching the first line with the title, or guessing the working title...