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Gentle reader

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: Richard Boggs
Sent: Friday 1 January, 2010

Loved, loved, loved ‘World Without End’. After reading ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ I didn’t think you could have written any story that could be any better, but I was wrong and I’m glad I was. I have passed you and your stories on to my family and friends. Keep writing so I can keep reading your stuff…

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From: Debra Ricketti
Sent: Tuesday 5 January, 2010

I absolutely loved ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and ‘World Without End’. Of course my family didn’t eat dinner or have any clean clothes for a month or so, but that’s the price u pay, right? I read one heck of a book. Both times. No one could talk to me, cause I wouldn’t talk back, I would just wave my hand. Great job, Mr. Follett!!!

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From: Noor Kashif
Sent: Tuesday 5 January, 2010

Dear Mr Follett,
I am 15 and never in my life have read better books than yours. I want to thank you sooo much for all of these amazing stories! The happy endings which a lot of good books are missing are the best. I was sooo lucky that my parents own many of your books. I opened the first one of them and could hardly put it down again. Wordsmith is an understatement for your masterpieces!
Thank you for being an inspiring author! :)


From: Roger Brooks
Sent: Wednesday 6 January, 2010

Some of us are a little slow at finding and reading good books, but I’ll have you know that I just finished reading ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ – one of the very best books I’ve ever read. Thanks so much for an entertaining ride and kindling a keen interest in medieval times. It took a long time to read and many nights will little sleep (reading until 2:00 am) but well worth it. Thanks so much!

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From: Michael Galloway
Sent: Friday 8 January, 2010

Just finished ‘World Without End’. I loved it, as I have all your books (except ‘The Hammer of Eden’). I look forward to your next book coming out in September.

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From: Fernando Rodriguez
Sent: Monday 11 January, 2010

Hi Ken, I was amazed with ‘World Without End’. It is most likely the best book I ever read (and I usually read about 30 a year). It’s a complete masterpiece and my congratulations for creating such a great story!

Kind regards

From: Sandra Thibault
Sent: Friday 15 January, 2010

I’ve just discovered you as a terrific writer. I’ve seen your name dozens of times, but never picked up one of your books… I am so glad that I now have. I started ‘Eye of the Needle’ yesterday and I love it already.

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From: William McLean
Sent: Saturday 16 January, 2010

Dear Mr Follett,
About 30 seconds ago I finished ‘The Pillars of the Earth’. I am devastated. I found it without doubt the most enjoyable book I have ever read. It has affected my every action and thought since I read the first chapter. I am off to Winchester and Salisbury in the next few weeks. Thank you very much for the last month it has been fantastic.

United Kingdom

From: Lori Alexander
Sent: Sunday 17 January, 2010

Dear Ken: I read ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ a few years ago and was totally captivated but, ‘World Without End’ is amazing! My husband is currently reading it and he is up until all hours in the night because he can’t put it down. Well done – you bring historical novels so incredibly alive. Stunning! Brilliant! Many, many thanks for writing this incredible story.

Best regards,

From: Saundra Barreca
Sent: Sunday 17 January, 2010

I gave my 12 year old grandson the ‘The Pillars of Earth’ to read. I thought it would be a change from the likes of Harry Potter and Avatar. Here is the comment he posted on Facebook:
“The book ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ changed my life it was the most influential single book in the history of man I am at a loss for words.”
Thought you would like to know that this appealed to a pre-teen.


From: Marilynn Mason
Sent: Friday 22 January, 2010

I have been waiting for a new book so I’ll be waiting for September 2010 to arrive I have read and re-read everyone of your books and I also own all of your books. Thank you for being my favorite author.

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From: Ron
Sent: Tuesday 26 January, 2010

Just finished ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and wanted to say thank you for writing such a thoroughly enjoyable book to read. I liked it from the first page to the last.

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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