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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: Fran Watson
On: Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Ken, dear, I've read so many of your books. Are you working on one now?

United States

From: Nuria Gali
On: Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Dear Mr Follett,
I've read ALL your books, and some twice. I love them!!!
Thank you so much!!!!


From: Wendy Christensen
On: Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Hello Mr. Follett, I have been reading your books since 1980. I love them all and am trying to collect all. I think some are out of print:( I am hoping one day you will visit the US.

Thank you,
United States

From: Monika Dellarossi
On: Monday 10 February, 2020

My mum introduced me to one of your books, 'The Third Twin' and ever since then I have loved your books. I have read the 'Pillars' series and the Century series as well as a couple of other books. Although I do find it quite hard to find other books that are written by you. I absolutely love your books!

New Zealand

From: Tom Chubb
On: Monday 10 February, 2020

I have just finished 'A Column of Fire', and started 'Fall of Giants'. I was totally absorbed by the Kingsbridge novels, and sorry to have to leave them. I wonder, do you feel emotional, or a sense of loss, as you write these accounts? You are deeply engaged with the characters for far longer than I am. Can't wait for the prequel later this year! (By the way, I, too, and 70 and love playing the blues!) Many thanks,

United Kingdom

From: Andrea Neary
On: Friday 14 February, 2020

Just to say, I discovered your books late in life but am absolutely captivated every time I start one. I love the way the write. Keep them coming! It is impossible to pick one I have enjoyed most.

I’ve just introduced my husband to Ken - he is riveted!

United Kingdom

From: Jill Stoehr
On: Sunday 16 February, 2020

I am a wife, mother and grandmother. Was not a great student in school. But I have always been an avid reader. There are several genres that I read, but history is one of most important. Three years ago I picked up 'The Pillars of the Earth'. Wow!!! I read the entire series in a week. Then I picked up 'Fall of Giants'. And again I flew through that series too. I have recommended your books to everyone. You are a remarkable author. I can not wait for the new book. Thank you for bringing history to me in the most fascinating way you do. God has truly blessed you with a gift. And now we the people can enjoy that gift. Thank you again for sharing your wonderful books.

United States

From: Ana Galrinho
On: Friday 21 February, 2020

Dear Sir, I am currently reading your book about Notre-Dame. Though I am just someone who is interested in the subject, I have been on several trips to England and France on what one can consider a Cathedral Quest. I do understand how important they are. I just wanted to say that I share your thoughts on the matter. Yours sincerely,


From: Steve Kowalski
On: Sunday 23 February, 2020

I have nothing to say other than THANK YOU. I enjoy your books. I was sad when I got near the end of 'The Pillars of the Earth'. ‘Jackdaws’... ‘Hornet Flight’. it seems that I love anything to do with WW2.

Keep up the amazing work. I will wait patiently for the next novel.

United States

From: Andrew McKenzie
On: Monday 24 February, 2020

Hi Ken,

I've (finally) finished the Century trilogy, and I am almost lost for words.
For context, I was born in 1994, so much of the 20th century is as distant to me as the 16th century.

However, reading through the trilogy and becoming involved in the lives of your characters across an unbroken span of 80 years has really helped connect the proverbial dots between what I see as 'history', and what I see as 'reality'.

As 'Edge of Eternity' started to take the story into the late 70s and onwards (where 'history' starts to bleed into 'reality' for me personally), I was suddenly struck with this overwhelming sense of just how powerful the unending progress of time is, and how little removed we are from an era we share so little with today.

Thank you for putting such an amazing story into words, I haven't been so moved by a book in far too long.


From: Lisa Kovarik
On: Wednesday 26 February, 2020

We enjoyed the miniseries of your first two books from the Kingsbridge series so much! Sure hope they continue with a TV miniseries for books 3 & 4! Currently reading book 3. Looking forward to reading book 4 (’The Evening and the Morning’) when it comes out this Sept 2020! My husband Ken teaches history and loves how accurate the historical background is to these novels. Thanks for working so hard to make the context true!

United States

From: Matthew Karshna
On: Thursday 27 February, 2020

Hello Mr. Ken! I have just begun to read your books and I am already a fan for life of your work! I am currently enrolled at the University of North Georgia and my major is writing and publication! I desire to get my Ph.D and pursue independent writing! I have been writing since I was 7 years old and dream of being a published author! I would LOVE to become as fantastic an author as you and I want to thank you for your books that I have read and will read! It is work like yours that inspire me to write and write in a way that moves the reader! (I recommend 'The Pillars of the Earth' to all my friends! I was so engaged in that book that I felt like I was in it the entire time!) you are an inspiration to me Mr. Ken! I hope to hear back from you!

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...