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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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From: Pedro Avila
Sent: Friday 2 September, 2005

I read your book ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ some years ago and I like it very much, in fact I have recommended it to all my family. Now I am reading ‘A Dangerous Fortune’ and since my job is in a bank, It’s been very interesting knowing about banking in the 19th century.
Congratulations, you are a great writer!


From: Mark Siebert
Sent: Monday 12 September, 2005

Dear Ken
I think ‘The Pillars of Earth’ was your best work and am thrilled that you are doing a sequel to it. I have read it once, bought it twice, and given it away twice. So I will now buy it a third time, read it a second (since it has been a while) and give it away again. I am only sorry I will have to wait till 2007.

United States

From: Gregory Powelson
Sent: Tuesday 13 September, 2005

Dear Ken
Thank you for making my air miles palatable!

United States

From: Gary Leedahl
Sent: Tuesday 13 September, 2005

Dear Ken,
I am a man in my 50’s who never enjoyed reading … anything! After visiting Europe in 2002, I was telling my brother about all the wonderful architecture that I seen. He said that I must read your book ‘The Pillars of the Earth’, and he gave me his copy. Today, I am unable to go through one day without reading a part of a novel. I have now read eight of your books. Thank you for opening up a new world to me. Reading is now a big part of my life.


From: Hassan Sami Adnan
Sent: Wednesday 14 September, 2005

Dear Ken,
‘The Third Twin’ was the first book of yours that I read! It was really nice and therefore I decided to read your other books… They are all wonderful. Recently I read ‘Hornet Flight’ and loved it. ‘Night over Water’ is one of my favourites… I am waiting for the new book, ‘Whiteout’. But as I am in Bangladesh, it will take a while till I get it… Looking forward though.

Thank you for writing such wonderful books… you are one of the very best writers!
Keep up the good work :)


From: Colm Furey
Sent: Sunday 18 September, 2005

Hi Ken,
I’ve recently finished ‘Whiteout’ and must say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. Your books are always easy to get into and the writing is intelligent without being pretentious – exactly what I aim for myself! I still have to read ‘Hornet Flight’ but have read all the others, ‘A Dangerous Fortune’ being my personal favourite.
Here’s hoping that your entertaining reads will continue to elevate your fans above the humdrum and the mundane things of daily life.

Warm regards,
Colm Furey

From: Justin Ercoli
Sent: Monday 19 September, 2005

Dear Mr. Follett,
I would just like to thank you for the spectacular books you have written. There is nothing in my life that gives me greater joy than to sit down with one of your books and escape into one of your unforgettable experiences. Since I first read ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ approximately two years ago, I have been reading everything of yours that I can get my hands on.

When my classes get too stressful, it is a blessing to have your books. I have never been disappointed by one of your novels, and I doubt I ever will be. I thank you for choosing to write, and I hope you realize that through your writing you have made at least one person’s life a much happier place.

Best regards,
Justin Ercoli
United States

From: Tracey Dawson
Sent: Wednesday 21 September, 2005

Dear Ken,
I have always dreamed of writing a book, and I came across your page, and I must say this is the best page I have read in a long time, the site is informative and gives me a potential writer the information I need to get going, the best way to go about it, and the way to hopefully get it read,
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such an informative site and good luck with any new books that you write

United Kingdom

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