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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: Chris Chameleon
Sent: Saturday 3 January, 2009

I travel a lot in my line of work, and I drive most of the time, so I opt for the audiobook versions of your work. Just finished ‘World Without End’ (that’s a few thousand kilometres of travel!). What a fabulous book. I am humbled by your writing skills, have no idea how you can come up with a book like that. Thanks for all the hours of quality fun!

South Africa

From: Tom Edginton
Sent: Saturday 3 January, 2009

Found ‘Hornet Flight’ the other day. I had never read one of your books, but clearly now you are one of my favorites… such excitement! My wife accused me of ignoring the family for the last three evenings… but it was well worth the wrath! Thanks again… I will head to a proper bookstore next to find some more WW II intrigue. So now when is ‘Hornet Flight’ going to be made into a movie?

United States

From: Luminita Serbanescu
Sent: Saturday 3 January, 2009

Thank you for writing these two marvellous books (‘Pillars’ and ‘World’)! I enjoyed them immensely! I am an architect and all the construction details you wrote in were amazing! Also, when I finished the sequel, I felt like I had a family I loved and had to leave it! I am hoping that maybe you will write an other one to follow them! Thank you! Happy new year!


From: Ashlea Fox
Sent: Sunday 4 January, 2009

Dear Ken,
I just finished reading ‘World Without End’ and I have to say that I’m sad it’s over. I have also read ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and enjoyed it just as much but I always find myself missing the characters for a few weeks after I’ve finished ready especially Jack and Aliena. Thank you so much for writing these wonderful books, they’ve made me look at churches and cathedrals and just general buildings in a different way.
Thanks again!


From: Francie Riemann
Sent: Thursday 8 January, 2009

I’m impressed that you include ‘errors and omissions’ on your web site. The reference to corn was particularly concerning to me as a Western Hemisphere resident who knows the history of corn and its origins. Thank you for including the note about corn. I admire your story telling skills. As a devoted fan of ‘Pillars of the Earth’, I was pleased to immerse myself in the pages of ‘World Without End’. Thank you for an intriguing view into England during the 14th century. Your characters were well rounded, your scenes well defined, your story line was epic. Greetings from south central Montana!

United States

From: Cameron Lowrie
Sent: Friday 9 January, 2009

Hi, My name is Cameron Lowrie. I am 14 years old and I have read both ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and ‘World Without End’ and I am currently reading ‘Paper Money’. ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and ‘World Without End’ are two of the greatest books I have ever read and I thoroughly enjoyed them. You I think are one of the best authors around.


From: Christina Fenn
Sent: Sunday 18 January, 2009

Dear Mr. Follett,
I just finished reading ‘World Without End’ and I felt the urge to write to you and let you know how much I enjoyed every single word on every page. I read the entire book cover to cover in a little over a week because I simply couldn’t put it down. I felt the same while reading ‘Pillars’ as well! The books have completely captured me and the vivid descriptions of Kingsbridge and the characters will stay with me forever. I can only hope you would surprise us all with another edition of this epic tale!

United States

From: Tammy Meador
Sent: Monday 19 January, 2009

I have just finished ‘World Without End’. It is one of the best books I have ever read. I wish that I had not gotten to the end. I also have enjoyed all of your other books. Thank you.

United States

From: Manuel Mattiat
Sent: Wednesday 21 January, 2009

I’m a big admirer of your books: they have accompanied me throughout my university life in Oxford, and I could hardly imagine a more relaxing activity than to sit down and be absorbed by these wonderfully crafted stories.


From: Craig Darrow
Sent: Thursday 22 January, 2009

I hate it when I get involved in any of your books… all else gets neglected! Thank you SO MUCH for your intense and riveting stories.

United States

From: Rita Kim
Sent: Thursday 22 January, 2009

What an artist you are with words! I read ‘Pillars’ while traveling a 26 day cruise and couldn’t wait to grab some quiet time to go on reading this wonderful novel. I finished just in time to discover the sequel! Perfect timing and I didn’t have to wait eighteen years to enjoy it as much as ‘Pillars’.
Gung Hay Fat Choy! The best of the New Year to you.

United States

From: Joan Jones
Sent: Friday 23 January, 2009

Absolutely loved ‘Pillars of the Earth’ and ‘World Without End’. Two best reads that I have had in a long time. Please keep up the great work.

United States

From: John Titmarsh
Sent: Sunday 25 January, 2009

Hi Ken,
I am very new to your writings, in fact I’ve just finished ‘WWE’ and that’s the first book I’ve read written by you. I found it quite hard to come back to the 21st century after living in the 1300’s for two weeks. The book was amazing and both my vocabulary and history of my country has been much enhanced (all schools should have a similar book for pupils to read instead of sitting in history classes). Thank you for opening my eyes to a new (for me) type of book to get my teeth into and I look forward to catching up with your other works.

Kind regards
United Kingdom

From: Sue Gardner
Sent: Sunday 25 January, 2009

Thank you so much for another amazing book.I have just finished reading ‘World Without End’. Didn’t want to get to the end as I feel bereft when I have no more pages to look forward to! When are you going to write the next one - can’t wait. In the meantime I will read all your other works.
With much gratitude

United States

From: Carlos G Ramirez
Sent: Tuesday 27 January, 2009

Incredible reading, in eight months I’ve read all but one of your wonderful books. Being an architect I find myself travelling and feeling your characters and their perception of their surroundings, so detailed! Your books have made my travelling so short every time. Please don’t ever stop given us new historical stories.
A Costa Rican admirer and friend some day!

Costa Rica

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