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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: Craig van de Water
Sent: Wednesday 2 June, 2010

I started reading your books when I was a teenager and I am still reading them now and I am in my forties. Thank you for all the excellent tales. I look forward to the next book and seeing ‘Pillars’ on TV.


From: Celia Bland
Sent: Wednesday 9 June, 2010

Good morning, Ken,
I just had to tell you how much I loved the book, which I sadly finished last night. Normally, I am not a fan of historical fiction, but I so enjoyed this saga. I am British, but I teach English in Toronto (used to teach in St Albans!) and people often ask me what I miss about England. It is so hard to explain, but the history represented in your novel describes it beautifully – centuries of humanity, centuries of building, centuries of culture, it is in the very air we breathe.
Thank you for pursuing your passion, not listening to your friends and following your dream to write this book.
It is a gem! Bravo!


From: Birgitta Helena
Sent: Monday 14 June, 2010

Of all the books you’ve written I must say ‘Hornet Flight’ was one of my favorites. I have been to many of the places described in that book and it was as if I were visiting my old stomping grounds.
‘Eye of the Needle’ – I only watch that in the daytime!


From: Steve Willams
Sent: Tuesday 15 June, 2010

I would like to thank you for opening a new world for me. I was never much of a reader of novels but when I started reading ‘World Without End’ last year it was like something clicked, now I am an avid reader of yours and other authors. Thanks,


From: Brenda Williams
Sent: Wednesday 16 June, 2010

I just finished reading ‘World Without End’ and I hated for the book to end. ‘Pillars of the Earth’ and ‘World Without End’ are truly the best books I’ve read. I’ve recommended them to everyone I know. When I heard about ‘Pillars of the Earth’ being made into a movie I was thrilled because I often though both book would make a great movie but wondered if it would ever happen. I hope the movie does the book justice. You are a fantastic writer and I look forward to reading your next book. Keep of the good work.

United States

From: Dick Kendrick
Sent: Thursday 17 June, 2010

Only about a year ago I became aware of your books and have now read about eight including ‘Pillars’ and now getting well into ‘World Without End’. Loved it all but I just have one comment – you really know how to develop the villain. You just eagerly await his comeuppance! Thanx for your writing.

United States

From: Scott Remington
Sent: Friday 18 June, 2010

Just a quick word of thanks to you for sharing the product of your imagination. While I must admit that I’ve only yet read ‘Pillars’, that will soon change given the depth of my enjoyment of that experience. Truly magical depth of characters not enslaved to maniacal machinations of plot is something that I’ve come to treasure. Many thanks indeed.

United States

From: Andrea Wright
Sent: Sunday 20 June, 2010

Mr. Follett, I consider myself to be an avid reader, however, i have never read any of your writings until ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and oh my God, it was one of the best book I have ever read. OK: it’s the BEST BOOK I HAVE READ… there I said it. Now I’m going to read all your books.

United States

From: Ellis Smith
Sent: Sunday 20 June, 2010

Just finished ‘World Without End’ and I wish it was a novel without end. I firmly believe this is your finest work to date. I hope you live to be 150 and keep writing.
A grateful reader.

United States

From: Michael Knapton
Sent: Tuesday 22 June, 2010

Hello Ken, just read ‘Jackdaws’ after your books were recommended to me by my dad. Superb book and on the strength of that I’ve ordered ‘The Key To Rebecca’ and ‘Hornet Flight’.

United Kingdom

From: Vernon Sisson
Sent: Friday 25 June, 2010

Dear Ken, Just wanted to let you know that my wife and I have just begun to read your novels. We started with ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and then ‘World Without End’. Incredible stories, so easy to read you don’t want to put them down. These are the first large sagas we have ever read, and cannot wait for ‘Fall of Giants’. We’ve been reading your smaller novels and I can’t believe that everyone keeps us interested, and can’t get enough. Keep up the good work, one day I will have read them all. Thanks,


From: Rita Sunderland
Sent: Saturday 26 June, 2010

Hi Ken, I must let you know how much I enjoyed your book ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ – how many of us have mailed you with such a message? – I wonder. Well I’ve just finished ‘World Without End’ – just as good. No I could not put it down. Your books have been my best pals when I cannot sleep, wake up in the early hours worrying about something or other. Looking forward to Sept. and the start of your new trilogy. So sending you so many thanks and please keep the pen going!
Kindest regards

United Kingdom

From: Xavier Medina
Sent: Monday 28 June, 2010

Mr. Follett,
Thank you so much for giving me the pleasure of reading Pillars! Am 25 yrs old and I’ve read many books for school and leisure, but I hadn’t read any of your works. Recently, I went into my local bookstore and I was browsing for a new book, randomly I picked ‘Pillars’ and wow, did I get lucky! Amazing read and I since then I have began reading World With Out End and I hope to continue reading your other works. I see you’re planning a booksigning here in NYC, I will be sure to attend. Thank you!

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