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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: Scott C Lang
Sent: Saturday 7 April, 2007

Dear Ken
About three years ago I sent you an e-mail and told you I was thinking of writing a book. I admitted some apprehension because I wasn’t sure any of the big publishers would take a chance on an unknown author such as myself. You said two words: “Why not?”. Why not indeed. My first novel is being published later this year by a major publisher. So, thanks Mr. Follett. Those two words took me farther than you’ll ever know.

United States

From: Jo-Ann White
Sent: Monday 16 April, 2007

Dear Mr. Follett,
I first was introduced to reading your wonderful novels with ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ which to date is my favorite book. In fact, now that I have pleasantly discovered that there is to be a sequel, I am going to read it again! I also loved Enid Blyton as a child so we have that in common. God has truly blessed you with an amazing talent.

United States

From: Ray McLaughlin
Sent: Monday 16 April, 2007

I just want to thank you for your work. I am not a fan of any author, but have become a fan of yours. Keep writing please – I really enjoy your storytelling ability.

Thank you,
United States

From: Peter Allen
Sent: Tuesday 17 April, 2007

Dear Ken
Having recently retired I now have time for reading. A friend gave me a copy of ‘Code to Zero’ which I really enjoyed. I then bought ‘Whiteout’ and found I couldn’t put it down, super story. I have bought three more of your books and have just finished ‘Hornet Flight’, a great story.
I felt I needed to contact you to say thanks.

Best wishes,
Peter Allen
United Kingdom

From: Bonnie Jones
Sent: Wednesday 18 April, 2007

Dear Ken
My husband bought ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and completely ignored me for about three weeks – had his head stuck in “that book” all the time. When he finished, it was MY turn. I am hooked and have my calendar marked for release of the sequel.

United States

From: Pat Hogan
Sent: Friday 20 April, 2007

Dear Ken
Having been a voracious reader for most of my 69 years I am amazed that I have just finished my first of your books, ‘A Dangerous Fortune’. Since I am a raving anglophile I greatly enjoyed this read and have just acquired two more of your books. Thanks for the hours of entertainment.

Pat Hogan
United States

From: Rachel Richard
Sent: Wednesday 25 April, 2007

I just finished reading your book ‘Whiteout’. Oh my god what a great book. It’s been a long time since I read a great page turner like that. Suspense are my all time favorite. Unfortunately I haven’t had a chance to read any of your other books but trust me I will be going to my local book store and get them. Keep up the great work


From: Steve Birrell
Sent: Friday 27 April, 2007

I am delighted that you will be writing a sequel to ‘The Pillars of the Earth’. It was without question the most stimulating fiction book I have every read. As an international traveller I spend many hours in airport book stores. I can tell you I have recommended ‘Pillars of the Earth’ to countless confused shoppers staring at the many choices available. If you have long flight ahead of you, buy this book and you will wish the flight was longer.

Thank you for your outstanding work, I have read all your books.

Best regards,
Steve Birrell

From: Maya Jana
Sent: Saturday 28 April, 2007

I love your books. They are simply thrilling! I am 13 yrs old & I love reading your books. I am from India and I see that in some of your books u have made a mention of our country. My sister also loves your books.


From: Ed Solomonson
Sent: Monday 30 April, 2007

Dear Ken,
Although I am not a fan of stories that take place in the mid 1800’s, I purchased ‘A Dangerous Fortune’ based on other books you have written that I have read. If any other author wrote this book, I would not have bothered with it.
Now that I have finished ‘A Dangerous Fortune,’ I must tell you that I was captivated as it was a terrific read!
In a previous correspondence with you, you told me that you like hearing from your fans as it inspires you to keep writing. So, please keep writing and I will keep reading.

United States

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