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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: Laura Pons
Sent: Sunday 4 July, 2010

I’ve just finished reading ‘The Pillars of the Earth’, just the best novel I’ve read in my life. What a wonderful narrative you have. I couldn’t do anything during my waking hours, didn’t wanted anyone talking to me, I was completely immersed in the story. Loved it, period! I can not wait to start reading ‘World Without End’. Congratulations you are the best storyteller!


From: Matt Browne
Sent: Friday 9 July, 2010

Dear Mr Follett, I just finished reading ‘The Pillars of the Earth’. I could not put it down and it is now one of my favorites. Thanks for the great read. Looking forward to reading more of your books.

United States

From: Carol Dewing
Sent: Tuesday 13 July, 2010

Thank you for the ‘Masterclass’ notes. I’m beginning my first novel, thanks to an adult ed class I took recently. Have completed the first rough draft and I’m finding my characters have become like real people to me and additional scenes or changes come in the middle of the night! It’s loads of enjoyment for an old lady like me (75 this Dec 26) And even if I never get it published I will complete it and maybe print it up for friends. Who knows!

Thanks again, I believe your words will be a great help for me.

United States

From: John Jacobs
Sent: Wednesday 14 July, 2010

I am very surprised and excited that your epic novel has made it to the mainstream. Several years ago I e-mailed you about getting this astounding novel on film, noting that it would be very hard to make into a movie and that a mini series would be possible but hard in this century. I am very happy that this epic novel has made the way to the small screen and hope that nothing from the original has been lost. By chance I have turned several co-workers on to this novel and they have no idea that it will be a movie! Good luck and best wishes for the production! I truly cannot wait to see this fantastic tale come to life on the small screen. Congratulations!!

United States

From: Cammie Hauser
Sent: Thursday 15 July, 2010

Ken, I’m not much of a fan-club member, don’t stand in line for autographs (not sure I possess even one,) and honestly, had never read another of your novels. A friend handed me ‘Pillars’ less than a week ago and I finished in three intense days of reading. I often find myself thinking, ‘I could have written that,’ but this novel was masterful. I kept thinking, ‘what a wonderful movie this would make,’ and no sooner said it than I saw the advertisement last night for the movie release this month. Congratulations! I’m sure you’re glad you finished this project!

United States

From: Isabel Gama Brum
Sent: Thursday 15 July, 2010

Dear Sir,
I’ve just finished reading ‘The Pillars of the Earth’, and on the same day I had to run to the bookstore to get ‘World Without End’. I’m loving it, and I can’t stop reading. Although I’m Portuguese,I’m reading both books in Spanish.
I laugh and I cry with the characters, and I’ve found myself dreaming with them, I can almost feel them (OK I know this is stupid) but they’re so well written and the story is fabulous. After I finish this one, I’m sure going to buy your other books. As a reader I thank you for giving me the pleasure of reading such a story. Congrats and best wishes.


From: Niels van den Bergh
Sent: Friday 16 July, 2010

‘World without End’ is even better than ‘The Pillars of the Earth’. Excellent research, fantastic story. Almost got a divorce as I could not put it down. I was not reading it, I was part of it.


From: Jessica Elerick
Sent: Monday 19 July, 2010

I am sure that you get TONS of fan letters. I just read your introduction to ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and felt compelled to write to you. I LOVE that book! I have read it eight times… all 1 300 pages of it. And I will continue to read it over and over. Don’t think I am crazy; I often re-read books that I enjoy. Thank you for writing it and for the sequel. It makes me happy to read ‘Pillars’.

United States

From: Christi Sestak
Sent: Monday 19 July, 2010

You are one of my very favorite authors. I am very excited for the new ‘Century’ trilogy – I can hardly wait until September. I just wanted to thank you for your contribution to the world of readers. Your work is exquisite. Very sincerely,

United States

From: Hamidu Mohammed
Sent: Wednesday 21 July, 2010

Hi Mr. Follett, hope you are doing great. I am amongst millions of your fans world-wide. Just wish to say hi and more strength and good health to you, so you can keep on churning more best sellers for your fans.
Expecting the ‘Century’ trilogy soon.


From: Carole Del Monte
Sent: Thursday 22 July, 2010

Hi, Ken,
My husband and I watched ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ on Direct TV last night and were so impressed! He watched for only a few minutes before he declared, “I love this already”. What a fine cast, and the settings are so much like what was in my imagination while reading the book, that it’s amazing. You’ve put your story into good hands, it seems. I can’t choose a favorite Follett book. If I have to, I’ll name my first, ‘Eye of the Needle’.

United States

From: Juanita Gentry
Sent: Friday 23 July, 2010

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE ‘Pillars of the Earth’, and ‘World Without End’ I have given no less than 23 copies of ’Pillars’ as gifts and always dreamed I could be rich enough to make it into a feature length film; not changing ANYTHING!! I am hoping not to be too disappointed with the mini series. I’ve read ‘Pillars’ five times, and ‘World Without End’ twice. I truly am a #1 fan. (Thank you for taking the time to read this.)

United States

From: ‘The Homerunner’
Sent: Friday 23 July, 2010

I have just seen the first two episodes – twice. I can understand why it will take eight episodes to do this the way it should be done. I have read both books and could hardly put them down. This is the first mini series that follows the book so closely, I can follow with the book in front of me. The casting is awesome. They look exactly like I imagined. The castles, churches and fight scenes are magnificent. Thank you so much for raising the bar. This will be hard for others to follow. I can’t wait to see the remaining episodes.

The Homerunner
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