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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: Teresa McElaney
Sent: Monday, February 2, 2004

Dear Ken,

Just wanted you to know that I work three days a week and have a very long drive. I listen to your books on unabridged tapes. Every one of your books that I have read, I have enjoyed. ‘Jackdaws’ is what I am currently listening to. I want you to know that I laugh out loud at certain parts of the book. At other times, my hands are sweating. You make a traffic jam a delight.

Thank you.

Teresa McElaney
United States

From: Marcia Dimitry
Sent: Monday, February 2, 2004

Dear Ken

I just DEVOUR everything you write – you are absolutely my favorite author. I think you are especially good when writing about historical espionage, as in ‘Triple’ and ‘Jackdaws’. Please hurry the next book along – going through withdrawal! Thanks for many hours of riveting entertainment.

Marcia Dimitry
United States

From: Natalie Banz
Sent: Tuesday, February 3, 2004

Dear Ken

About two years ago I’ve bought your book ‘The Third Twin’ and I finished it within two days! Since that day I started collecting your books and you’ve become my favourite writer.

I now have 17 books in 3 different languages (English, Dutch and German) and I’ve read them all. Whenever I have some spare money I go and buy another one. (English and German I can get here in Switzerland, but for the Dutch books I always have to wait until I am in Holland again).

If anybody asks me if I know a good book I always tell them about your books, how interesting they are and that they really should read it.

Natalie Banz

From: Don Eaves
Sent: Monday, February 9, 2004

Dear Ken
I like the way you take history and make it come to life. I just finished ‘Hornet Flight’, and loved it. Unfortunately so did my boxer, Ali, who ate the final chapter. I ran down to the local Barnes and Noble and read the final chapter. I don’t know if people noticed that I was in my pyjamas, but I didn’t care.

‘Pillars of the Earth’ was great, and ‘Jackdaws’ as well. I do a lot of financial reading but enjoy a change of pace and enjoy your writing style.

Don Eaves
United States

From: Amir Mattos
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2004

Dear Ken

Sorry my English – not very good. I’m from Brazil. I read your books. You are fantastic!!!

Amir Mattos

From: Arianna
Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Hi Ken!

I’m an Italian girl, I’m 17 and I’ve just finished to read your great book ‘Hornet Flight’… actually, I’m very busy, because I have to study a lot for school tests, but I had found time for the book… now, I’m going to read ‘Code to Zero’.

My friend’s going to lend me ‘Pillars of the Earth’, because my parents read it and said that it was the greatest book they’ve ever read. They were so enthusiastic about it, so I want to read it… our family are Ken Follett addicts!

I have also a little brother who is only 4 years old… don’t worry… the first book we want him to read will be one of yours!

Bye bye

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