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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: John L. Smith
Sent: Thursday, July 1, 2004

Dear Ken
Your writing is peerless. I first found ‘Code to Zero’ in a local pharmacy, and I haven’t stopped reading you since. While I will buy other authors from time to time, your list of titles is always my favorite. Just when I think it won’t get any better, I pick up the next title… ‘Lie Down with Lions’ was a show-stopper for me, then my wife brought me ‘The Pillars of the Earth’. Yesterday for my birthday, she gave me ‘Hornet Flight’ and ‘The Man from St. Petersburg’. I can’t wait to get started.

I work as a firefighter and have spare time at the end of each day which I fill with recreational reading. Your writings are most captivating to me, and I sincerely look forward to beginning the next title.

John L. ‘Smitty’ Smith
United States

From: Manju Malhi
Sent: Sunday, July 4, 2004

Dear Ken,
I would just like to say that being a female, I used to buy ‘chick literature’ but I found many of them unfulfilling. Then, I picked up the ‘Pillars of the Earth’. And ever since, I think I have read almost every title that you have published.

I am now convincing many of my female friends to read your novels. The covers often give the impression that the book is a war/conflict story just for men. I’m sure he has cornered the female market but perhaps making the jackets a little more female friendly would get the girls reading.

I am currently reading ‘Hornet Flight’ and can’t wait for your next work.

Manju Malhi
United Kingdom

From: Andreas Zimmermann
Sent: Friday, July 9, 2004

Dear Ken,
I have now finished your book ‘A Dangerous Fortune’ and I can tell, that I love the way you are writing. My first book of you was ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and I have also read ‘Night over Water’. I don’t now any other writer who has such a wide spead field of themes. I think I will surely read all of your books.


From: Batia Macales
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2004

Dear Ken,

I really love all of your books. You are a very creative guy and I enjoyed ‘Eye of the Needle’, ‘Lie Down with Lions’, and now I am in the middle of ‘Code to Zero’. Thanks for hours of enjoyment.


From: Javier Marrodán
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2004

Dear Ken,

I am a boy from Navarra. I am 14 years old. Last year I read ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and for me (and for a lot of people) it is the best book. When I was reading I thougth I was living in the Middle Age with Jack, Aliena, Tom and all of the characters. I am going to read other books like ‘On Wings of Eagles’. Iook forward to a second part of ‘The Pillars of the Earth’.


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