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Gentle reader

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: Edward Gee
Sent: Tuesday 14 October 2003

Two and a half months ago I picked “Pillars of the Earth” from my father’s shelf and blasted right through it. My father’s in the clergy and I’ve just returned from 3 years of living in the U.K., so it was such a thrill to read something I could really “feel”. Since ‘Pillars’ I’ve read three more of your novels and loved each one equally.

Thanx for your detailed research and easy story reading. I’ve finished each book feeling richer and find myself searching for others who have read your stories.

Keep ’em coming please as I’m afraid I’ll have finished them all by early next year!



From: Bao Hoang
Sent: Tuesday 28 October 2003

Mr Follet,
I am originally Vietnamese, but I came to Canada for my education, and English is my second language, but I got to tell you that I like your novels a lot more than ever. At first, reading English was not that easy for me. I finished ‘Code to Zero’ at the same time as taking a Mathematics degree, so it excites me a lot. Even though I am very busy with exams at this time I am still reading ‘A Place called Freedom’. I like the way you write!

Bao Hoang

From: Licia Di Lecce
Sent: Tuesday 28 October, 2003

Hello, I’m an Italian girl.(sorry for my English). I want to say that I like very much your stories (you are my best writer). I’ve read them since 1998. I started with ‘A Dangerous Fortune’, I intend to read they all (I lack 3 ones) and now I’m reading ‘Die Nadel’… Will he die?

And ‘The Pillars’ is marvellous!

Today when I see on the TV images from Afghanistan it seems to me that I’ve already been there with my imagination, with your ‘Lie down with Lions’… I’ve met Afghan people in your descriptions. I know more about the Second World War through your works.

So I thank you…



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