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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: Ana Laura Robaina
Sent: Tuesday 5 December, 2006

Dear Ken
Last year a student of mine gave me as a present ‘The Pillars of the Earth’, the most amazing book I have ever read, after that I read ‘The Hammer of the Eden’ and at the moment I am reading ‘Whiteout’.
Let me tell you that you are a genius. I am a teacher and I hardly find time for reading, but your books are addictive, I have it in my bag it is my best company.
Thank you very much
I am from Uruguay, I am an English teacher and I keep up my English through your books, so again THANKS!


From: Gil Guimarães
Sent: Thursday 7 December, 2006

I would like to say that my wife Ilona and I enjoy your books very much, and we have almost all of your books published in Brazil, plus some in Spanish and English. We have started with ‘A Place called Freedom’, then ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ (which I am reading now for the second time), etc. etc. and the last one we have bought was ‘Whiteout’. We can hardly wait to read ‘World Without End’.
Thank you.


From: Jamie Hamilton
Sent: Sunday 17 December, 2006

Dear Mr. Follett,
I’m a recent law school graduate (with a wife who is just entering law school) and an aspiring writer. I just wanted to tell you that I very much admire your fluid and elegant writing style. Thank you for writing some really terrific novels. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season!

United States

From: Howard
Sent: Monday 18 December, 2006

Mr. Follett,
I am just finishing ‘Pillars of the Earth’ for the second time; my first reading being in 1989. I have enjoyed the book as much, or more on this second reading. ‘Pillars’ is easily the finest book I have ever read and I do a considerable amount of reading. I look forward to ‘World Without End’ with great anticipation. Thank you.

United States

From: Jostein Holgersen
Sent: Tuesday 26 December, 2006

Dear Mr Follett,
I can hardly describe how much I enjoyed reading ‘The Pillars of the Earth’. I found myself waking up at 4:00 in the morning with a strong urge to read. Never read anything like it in my life. Only ‘bad’ thing is that it wasn’t 5,000 pages. Or 10,000 for that matter.

What really surprises me me is that there are no plans for a movie or a miniseries. I guess that could have been spectacular if made in the UK. The same I would say about ‘A Place called Freedom’. Also a breathtaking book. Right now I am highly enjoying ‘Triple’.
Thank you very much for your attention – I really look forward to March!

Kind regards,
Jostein Holgersen

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