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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: Larry Shewmake
Sent: Wednesday 2 April, 2008

Mr. Follett,
I just finished reading ‘World Without End’ and now I have a dilemma. Until now, ‘Pillars of the Earth’ was my most favorite book. I now have two most favorite books!! I have also read most of your other books. Thank you and please keep writing.

United States

From: Darrell Davis
Sent: Friday 4 April, 2008

Mr. Follett,
I just finished reading ‘The Pillars of the Earth’. Awesome book, maybe the most enjoyable novel I’ve ever read. I read ‘Eye of the Needle’ last fall. I loved it. I hinted around that I wanted another Ken Follett novel for Christmas. I assumed my wife would get me another spy novel. A novel about cathedrals, priests and monks set in the Middle Ages was not what I had in mind. It turned out to be the best book I’ve ever read.
Take care,

United States

From: Megan Nelson
Sent: Monday 7 April, 2008

Dear Mr. Follett, I just wanted to tell you that I had bought ‘Pillars of the Earth’ and ‘World without End’ almost a year ago, saving them for retirement, now that I’m retired, I started ‘Pillars of the Earth’ and can’t put it down, and while I don’t want it to end, I can’t wait to read ‘World Without End’. These are two books I won’t be lending out or giving away. I have always enjoyed your books, (especially ‘Eye of the Needle’, that’s one of my all time favorites) but these two are just the best. I hope there will be a third!

United States

From: Andrey Ponomaryov
Sent: Tuesday 8 April, 2008

Dear Mr. Follett,
Thank you for your wonderful novel ‘A Dangerous Fortune’. I read it in English. I’m going to read more if I’ll be able to find. It’s a rarity in Ukraine (Eastern Europe). I wish you every success in your literary career.

Yours sincerely,


From: Robert DeNike
Sent: Tuesday 8 April, 2008

When I first picked up my copy of ‘World Without End’ I thought, “This book is too long!” About half way through I said, “it’s not long enough!”. I really enjoyed the book, maybe more so than ‘Pillars of the Earth’.

Keep ’em coming.

United States

From: Kevin Burley
Sent: Wednesday 9 April, 2008

Hi Mr. Follett
I just started reading your books a couple of months ago starting with ‘Pillars of the Earth’, followed by ‘Dangerous Fortune’, and finally ‘World without End’. Although I have enjoyed all of them, it is a toss up between ‘Pillars’ and ‘World without End’. I just finished the later tonight, already looking forward the sequel to that. Please don’t wait for 18 years to write it.

United States

From: Rob Gerrand
Sent: Friday 11 April, 2008

Dear Ken
I am reading ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and felt I should write to you to tell you how much I appreciate your books. I have only recently discovered you – and how satisfying it is to read such an intelligent author who also writes credible characters and believably complex interactions between them.

Thank you.

From: Ian Gavin
Sent: Saturday 12 April, 2008

I have never contacted an author before – but – I just have to say thank you for ‘Pillars of the Earth’ and ‘World without end’. I haven’t enjoyed reading so much in years. Thank you.


From: Sofia Gracia
Sent: Saturday 12 April, 2008

Just finished your ‘Pillars of the Earth’. I am sorry to say I have never read any of your works before. I was enthralled, taken in, and interest held like no other book. Couldn’t put it down and didn’t want it to end. I read the book in four days! I am an avid reader but your ‘Pillars of the Earth’ was outstanding! I look forward to reading your other books. Thank you for publishing it and good luck.

United States

From: Jana Fincher
Sent: Friday 18 April, 2008

Hello Mr. Follett,
I can’t remember when I have been so swept away in a novel, ‘The Pillars of the Earth.’ This is the first of your books I have read. I look forward to reading more of your books.

United States

From: Sandy Kerr
Sent: Saturday 19 April, 2008

Really enjoyed ‘Pillars’ and ‘World Without End’. Hope we don’t have to wait another 20 years to read the third part. Kingsbridge in the 17th century sounds good. A lot going on then. Great work.

United Kingdom

From: Arthur Reppert
Sent: Tuesday 22 April, 2008

I read both ‘Pillars’ and ‘World without End’ in record time. I am dyslexic and have trouble reading, but I was so involved with those books that I whizzed through them. Thank you so much for writing them.

United States

From: Xavier Feuillerat
Sent: Tuesday 22 April, 2008

Thanks for all these great books!!! You know a book is great when you forget you’re simply reading a book!


From: Martha Keeney
Sent: Wednesday 23 April, 2008

Having read ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ many years ago, I was delighted when you decided to continue the saga in ‘World Without End’. You succeeded, once again, in creating the most vivid characters and describing the look and feel of the times. I became lost in your words and could picture myself living among the citizens of Kingsbridge. What a wonderful read. Thank you so very much for your brilliant works.

United States

From: Holly Robertson
Sent: Thursday 24 April, 2008

Dear Mr. Follett,
I just finished reading ‘Pillars’. It was excellent! I’m taking ‘World Without End’ on my flight to Rome next week! I can’t wait! Also, this website is great. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. I’m using your advice in the Masterclass. I also write, but so far only screenplays. Take care and thanks for the great books. By the way, I’m also reading ‘The Man from St. Petersburg’. I carry it on the subway because ‘Pillars’ is too heavy!

United States

From: Jim Moling
Sent: Thursday 24 April, 2008

Mr. Follett,
I’ve been reading historical novels for over 55 years. I love history. I thought ‘Pillars of the Earth’ was the best ever. However, you’ve outdone yourself. ‘World Without End’ is fantastic. I couldn’t put it down. Great, great book. All your books have been fantastic, but I love the time period of the other two. Could there possibly be a third book in this series? Thanks Ken, for listening.

United States

From: Christine Schlaeger
Sent: Monday 28 April, 2008

I have so enjoyed ‘Pillars’ and ‘World’. Thank you so much! Will there be a third? I would have picked a favorite novel but just one won’t do! I’ve enjoyed many of your thrillers but absolutely loved ‘Pillars’ and ‘World’.

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