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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: Aurora Shele
Sent: Tuesday 3 July, 2007

Dear Mr. Follett,
I am from Albania and I have lately started to read your books, which I simply find amazing. I have only read ‘Code to Zero’ and ‘The Third Twin’ and I’m looking forward to read many others as soon as I’ll have the possibility [which mean, I hope soon some of them will be translated in my language]. I think you have an amazing talent and I hope you will continue writing for a long time. I wish you all the best.

Sincerly yours,

From: Colin Fenn
Sent: Wednesday 4 July, 2007

Hi Ken,
I’ve just finished reading ‘The Pillars of the Earth’. Thank you for a wonderful novel. Very briefly, the reason I bought and read ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ was after I read an article in the Sydney Morning Herald, here in New South Wales, Australia, about a young woman who took on an apprenticeship and became a stonemason after having read ‘Pillars’, so I figured there must be something pretty special about it. Thanks again.


From: Jesse Beitler
Sent: Sunday 8 July, 2007

I would just like to say that you write some of if not the most interesting books I have ever read, I myself am not a heavy reader, in fact other then the books I’m really told to read through school I barely ever pick up a book, but my mother tells me it’s good for me so I went to Barnes and Noble and asked for an exciting book preferably one to do with history. I was given several books but ‘Eye of the Needle’ seemed most interesting. I finished it within the week and I found myself in just a state of wonder, I was just so captivated by the story and the characters I lost myself in it. That was in high school. Now I’m a sophomore in college and I read a book by you when ever I’m able. Not gonna lie — I enjoy other authors too but you just tell a damn good story. I’d like you to know that wrote you as a youth graced by your genius and creativity.

Keep on writing I’ll keep on reading, your fan
United States

From: Jolanta
Sent: Monday 9 July, 2007

Dear Mr Follett,
I’ve been enjoying reading your books since I was given ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ by my friend from Spain. As I am a tourist guide here in Poland I found reading this book a thrilling experience. Now I have read all your books and I can’t wait to the sequel. Best wishes from Poland.


From: Des and Tracey
Sent: Thursday 19 July, 2007

Dear Ken
We have just finished reading ‘Pillars of the Earth’ and cannot venture into further reading of other books. Thank you for more than a thousand pages of adventure, emotion, building construction, love, drama, sensational characters and creative insight into the art of cathedral building. It is by far the most amazing book we have ever read and are so pleased to see that there is a sequel.

Best wishes
Des and Tracey
South Africa

From: Gayl
Sent: Thursday 19 July, 2007

I just finished re-reading ‘The Hammer of Eden’ and saw your web site listed at the end of the book. I was absolutely THRILLED to see a sequel to ‘Pillars of the Earth’ which was my very favorite book. I’ve read it three times. You are, without a doubt, one of the most diversified writers I know… thank you for all the wonderful books you’ve written.

United States

From: Janet Surak
Sent: Sunday 22 July, 2007

Hi, I picked up ‘The Key to Rebecca’ when I was just 12 or so. Since then, I have devoured all of your books. You truly are the author who gave me my love of reading. I am looking forward to the sequel to Pillars. It was a masterpiece – I remember being amazed at your ability to go completely out of your normal genre and write a magnificent novel. Thank you. I wish you the best.

United States

From: Alison Murico
Sent: Friday 27 July, 2007

‘The Pillars of the Earth’ had been recommended to me by two people who I greatly respect. I finally sat down and started reading it and every moment away from your novel, I found myself thinking about the characters. I have about 100 pages left and started panicking because I don’t want it to end. Luckily, I see that you are coming out with the sequel and I couldn’t be more happy. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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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