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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: Janette Vran
Sent: Saturday, January 1, 2005

Dear Ken,
Hello from Australia. I just wanted to let you know that I have copies of most of your books, and ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ would have to be my favourite. I’m currently reading ‘Whiteout’ and enjoying it immensely. My mum introduced me to you, via ‘Pillars of the Earth’, and for that I can’t thank her enough! Can’t wait for the sequel to ‘Pillars of the Earth’. Keep up the great work!

Janette Vran

From: Joel
Sent: Sunday, January 2, 2005

Dear Mr. Follett,
I’m a student in Alberta Canada; and I’ve just finished reading ‘Whiteout’. It was quite possibly the most amazing work of fiction I have had the pleasure of reading. As a matter of fact, you are one of the few authors I ask for by name. Novel after novel you continue to astound, and enthral.

Thank you,

From: Mike Conroy
Sent: Tuesday, January 4, 2005

Hi, just discovered the Ken Follett series and am now an avid reader. Everything I enjoy in a good book, love, action, plotting, spies and interesting characters. Keep up the good work and I’ll continue to keep you well read in my own way.

From: Sherry McMillan
Sent: Friday, January 14, 2005

Dear Ken
I have just completed ‘Whiteout’ and it is the best book that I have ever read. I normally read three books a week and have read all the best sellers and never have been so impressed. The only problem being the lack of sleep since I read until 3am to finish it last night!


From: Stan Kwasniowski
Sent: Sunday, January 16, 2005

Ken, your books are just awesome to read. You know from my stand point after reading a few of your books, and ‘Eye of the Needle’, ‘Jackdaws’, (suspenseful) ‘Hornet Flight’, (awesome) ‘Code to Zero’ (just finished it). Wow, as you age, your books become more and more delightful to read. Looking forward to reading ‘Whiteout’.

Ken, you are like a fine wine, that has aged delightfully. Keep up the good work, I am now going back and start reading your earlier books.

Speaking of age, I’m 73, but a young ’73, the body is going to hell, but the spirit still lives on!


From: Maria Alba Jimenez
Sent: Monday, January 17, 2005

Dear Ken
I’m a Spanish girl. I don’t speak English very well but i need to tell you that I love all your books. You are the best author on the world!!!!


From: Colm Furey
Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Dear Ken
Just saying hello and that I greatly enjoy your books.I like the way that you are very versatile with your writing. I am currently re-reading ‘The Third Twin’ in French – it’s still enjoyable!
I have ambitions of writing a book myself someday and your Masterclass section on the subject is very interesting. I look forward to reading your last two books and also ‘Pillars of the Earth 2’!


From: Wendy O’Dwyer
Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2005

Dear Ken
Yes, ‘Pillars of the Earth’ is the greatest book I have ever read. I have shared this book with all my friends. It is the book that I give to people who don’t like to read. After reading ‘Pillars of the Earth’ my friends want to read every book Ken Follett has written.

I think ‘A Place Called Freedom’ is also a book that needs to be shared. To read these books is to live in another lifetime and Ken Follett has a special gift of making that happen.

I enjoyed reading ‘Whiteout’, but I still can’t wait for part two of ‘Pillars of the Earth’. It it weren’t for this website I would have to call the bookstore every week to see if Ken has a new book out. It is great to see what he is researching and what to look forward to.

Thanks for helping me love to read!

New Zealand

From: Francesca Giacomet
Sent: Friday, January 28, 2005

I can only say THANKS! I read ‘Eye of the Needle’ and ‘Key to Rebecca’ and I’ve never thought that WW2 could be so interesting! :-) Now I'm reading ‘The Modigliani Scandal’ and I’m proud to say that I live near Livorno… I really liked your descriptions!


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