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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: Brian Smith
Sent: Sunday 2 November, 2003

Hi Ken,
Today I just finished ‘Hornet Flight’, Totally enthralled and enjoyed every page. My first book was ‘Pillars of the Earth’ after hearing an interview with you on ABC radio [ Australia] I went and brought a copy immediately. Thanks for the hours of pleasure.

Brian Smith

From: Joi Magbojos
Sent: Monday 3 November, 2003

Hi Ken,
I’m 22 years old and I’m from the Philippines. I started reading your books last year. The first one I read was ‘The Third Twin’ and then ‘A Dangerous Fortune’. Your books have been in my dad’s bookshelf for years, but I decided that I will read them when I feel ready to. I read ‘A Dangerous Fortune’ 5 times, and I’m still counting.

Your books are exceptional. Honestly, I thought I would be bored but you defintely made a fan out of me.

I am currently reading ‘The Pillars of the Earth’. My mom practically went hysterical when she saw this book at our favorite bookstore. She has been trying to find a copy of this book for years because she said she couldn’t put it down. She insisted I read it immediately. I haven’t quite finished it yet, but I can say that I am really intrigued by this book.

As a fan of yours, keep writing because I have many more years to come spare. =)

Your fan,


From: Mike Shama
Sent: Friday 14 November, 2003

Dear Mr Follett

I just finished ‘Hornet Flight’ after a twelve-hour stint that went through the whole night. The story just grew more and more gripping!! Thank-you for writing the books that you do. From ‘On the Wings of Eagles’ to ‘Night Over Water’, to ‘Pillars of the Earth’, your books are what really got me reading when I was at school, and their well-thumbed pages are on my bookshelf here at university, where I’ll be finishing my final exams soon.

Again, thank you for your books, and congratulations for ‘Hornet Flight’. Please don’t stop writing.

A sincere and avid fan,

Mike Shama
South Africa

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