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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: Amy Majors
Sent: Sunday 2 May, 2010

Mr. Follett,
Thank you, thank you, THANK you for allowing Starz to bring ‘Pillar’s to life! I couldn’t allow myself to believe it while watching the preview – the only name I heard was at the end… and it answered all. This story is absolutely amazing and I must say, after reading the novel 6 times, numerous notebooks of drawings, scribbles in every margin – to be given the closest opportunity to time travel is like living a dream. I can’t tell you how excited I am to see Tom, Ellen, Phillip, Aliena, Jack (and even William) with my own eyes and to watch the cathedral being built. Again, sincerely, thank you

United States

From: Lynn Lubitz
Sent: Tuesday 4 May, 2010

Hi Ken,
Last year I experienced some ill health which kept me home for a couple of weeks. During this time I read ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and could not put it down. I made my husband rush out to buy ‘World Without End,’ and again, total addiction.

I’ve since gone on to some of your other works, ‘Hornet Flight’, ‘Whiteout’… with more to come. I just wanted you to know that your novels are some of the best reads I’ve ever had. I can’t wait for your next! Thank you so much!


From: Anna Butler
Sent: Sunday 16 May, 2010

I just love that I can read your books and feel closer to my heritage (which is very European) while I live in the States. They are always a great and easy read, and informative too. :-) so THANKS!

United States

From: Paula Steinmiller
Sent: Saturday 22 May, 2010

I just could not stop myself from writing you and telling you that you are the MOST amazing writer I have ever encountered. What a gift you have and thank you for sharing it with us in the world.
I just discovered your books last month. ‘Pillars of the Earth’ and ‘World without End’.
I read constantly lately and so go through a lot of books. The bad news is that after reading your books, others pale in comparison. I can’t wait to read your new book coming out in September.


From: Rob Van Schaik
Sent: Monday 24 May, 2010

Dear Mr. Follett,
Thank you for yet another great book: ‘World without End’. During our vacation in Italy I spend many fine hours, whether rain or shine, with your book! Thank you for contributing to a wonderful vacation.
Kind regards,


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