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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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I received these letters recently, and thought you would enjoy them as much as I did…

From: Heather Kinneavy
On: Monday 1 July, 2019

I have just finished the last book in the Kingsbridge series. Thoroughly enjoyed it. I learnt so much about the history of that time too!! I was sad for it to end!!


From: Guy Hull
On: Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Absolutely love your work! Have been a fan since the 90's. Have read ‘Pillars’ 3 times! When I read 'A Dangerous Fortune' I was on vacation and stayed up for 3 days to finish it!

United States

From: Marc Proulx
On: Thursday 4 July, 2019

I just finished reading for the 5th time (no it's not a typo) 'The Pillars of the Earth'. Every 5 or 6 years I go through it again and I enjoy it as if for the first time. There are always new details that I had not remembered (or forgotten). I just want to thank you for the wonderful gift you leave me (and the world).


From: Robert Anderson
On: Friday 12 July, 2019

The Century Trilogy is fantastic. I would love to see where you would take the series in a fourth book. Plus, the series hasn't quite covered an entire century yet...

The Century Quartet!

United States

From: Debbie Frances Hanson
On: Sunday 14 July, 2019

Want to share with you a few special things. As a child, I picked up your book my grandmother was reading 'On The Wings of Eagles' I believe. Now, soon to be 59 and have read most of your books. You inspired me to start writing. 'Child's Love - Broken Promises.' I consider you my history teacher. It is through your writings that I was able to get a greater understanding. I thank you for both of these blessings. Have a great and wonderful day.

Debbie Frances

From: John Quest
On: Tuesday 16 July, 2019

I just finished 'Triple' for the upteenth time and just wanted to share how much I enjoy your work . Have most if not all of your books in my library and come back to them often.
Good job!

United States

From: Scott Potter
On: Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Mr. Follett, I just finished your trilogy, concluding with 'Edge of Eternity'. I am writing to tell you how much I enjoyed your works. You placed me into a world with honest characters living history. I am a former naval officer, and a Cold Warrior. Watching the wall come down made me feel as if I had contributed in a small way to ending Communism. As I read the final pages of 'Edge of Eternity' That glorious day, actually evening, because I was in California, returned to my memory. You are a spectacular author, and I look forward to reading all of your works.

Thank you.
United States

From: Isobel Challis-Clipston
On: Thursday 18 July, 2019

I have read about 10 of your books and enjoyed them all. Thank you so much.

United Kingdom

From: Matt Ross
On: Friday 19 July, 2019

Mr. Follett,
I wanted to share with you a small story. About 5 years ago I asked my father (An avid reader) for a good book to read, and he pulled 'The Pillars of the Earth' out and handed it to me. I asked him what it was about and he said it was about the building of a cathedral in the 1100's.

I was dumbstruck - I told him there is nothing I would like to read less! He told me to give it a shot , and I did. Boy, what a surprise! I had the chance to visit London a few years back and when we toured Westminster Abbey, I was talking about all of the different parts of the structure, and what they were used for - All of which I got from the book.

I still recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a good read.
I have now read all of your books, and look forward to many more!

Thanks for all the great stories!
United States

From: George Darden
On: Monday 22 July, 2019

Dear Mr. Follett, I'm taking this opportunity to write to you as I heard you were in Dallas recently for Ross Perot's funeral. I've lived practically my whole life in the Dallas area and actually worked for EDS for ten years beginning right after Perot sold EDS to GM. Although Ross was gone everything at EDS still had his imprint for as long as I was there. In fact, at the time of my hiring all new employees received a copy of 'On Wings of Eagles', my introduction to Ken Follett books.

Since then I've read many more with my favorites being the historical novels. I'm sure you appreciate brevity so lets just imagine I just completed several pages of bestowing accolades upon your books.
Finally, I just want to say 'thank you' for your incredible novels and the knowledge and pleasure they bring to your readers.

I wish you the best, good health and look forward to your future works.

United States

From: Mala Bhagwat
On: Saturday 27 July, 2019

Hi I am a huge fan of your work I am in awe of your mastery of words. It leaves me anxiously turning the pages,unable to put the book down. You are my favorite writer.

Trinidad and Tobago

From: Maggie Varco
On: Monday 29 July, 2019

I work in the finance team of the charity Home-Start Hertfordshire, and discovered your books as you are our patron, and I've been enjoying them ever since!

United Kingdom

From: Stefan Haller
On: Monday 29 July, 2019

Dear Ken
I have just finished the German version of 'World without End' and I would like to take the opportunity to say 'Thank you!' I really enjoyed to read your books. In my imagination I followed the paths of the even fictive persons you describe. Sometimes I had also difficulties to stop reading as I was so deep in the story.

Kind regards from Switzerland

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