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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: Anna Maria Ventimigliaz
Sent: Monday 4 April, 2011

Dear Mr Follett, I have finished treading ‘Fall of Giants’ (wonderful!). I’m starting to read it again. I just wanted to thank you with all my heart for making me, and of course all your readers, have the opportunity to remain captured in reading your books. It is absolutely an exciting page turner that delivers exactly what it promises. Thanks again.

Anna Maria

From: Rick Sawyer
Sent: Tuesday 5 April, 2011

I can’t tell you how much I have enjoyed your books. My daughter got me started this past Christmas by having me read ‘The Pillars of the Earth’. Ken, in the space of three months I have purchased and read every book you have written. I hope I can meet you some day and look forward to your next book!


From: Nancy Puffer
Sent: Friday 8 April, 2011

I am a 78-year-old woman who has always enjoyed your books. Then came ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ (my favorite) and ‘World Without End’ which was exceptional. Now I have just finished ‘Fall of Giants’ – absolutely outstanding. Can’t wait to tell my son about it. Am anxiously waiting for Book Two. Your writing improves constantly.
Thank you.

United States

From: Diana Karanja
Sent: Saturday 9 April, 2011

Dear Mr. Follett
I’m a great lover of fiction and the most absorbing novel that I had ever read was ‘The Pillars of the Earth’. Then I read ‘World without End’. I’m a short story writer turned novelist (writing my first novel) and I just wanted to write and let you know that your books are a huge inspiration. Masterclass is also very helpful, thank you for taking the time to do that. Keep writing and we’ll keep reading.


From: Chelsea Clark
Sent: Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Mr. Follett I love every single thing you write!! I started off reading ‘Eye of the Needle’, ‘Night Over Water’, and some of your other earlier books. Then one day I picked up ‘Pillars’ and I was blown away! I loved it! I have now read ‘Pillars’ and ‘World Without End’ twice and have read ‘Fall of Giants’. I just can’t tell you how much I love reading them and how sad I am that I have to wait until next year for the next one! Gahh!

United States

P.S. I’m only 21 and none of my friends read. I took ‘Fall of Giants’ on spring break with me and read it while all of my other friends were having fun. Needless to say I got teased for reading a ‘dictionary-sized book’ instead of being with my friends but I just loved it so much I couldn’t put it down! I think my parents love you for keeping me out of trouble! Thanks!

From: Patrick M O’Brien
Sent: Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Dear Ken,
I’ve just finished ‘Fall of Giants’, and thoroughly enjoyed it. It seems which ever of your novels I’m reading currently is my favorite. What I find myself doing when I’m into your books is researching the period the novel takes place in. It’s amazing how much I’ve learned about European history and WWI from ‘Fall of Giants’. I’m quite anxious to see where your next novel will take me.

Thank you,

From: Jeff Mitchell
Sent: Wednesday 13 April, 2011

I just finished ‘On Wings of Eagles’ (for the second time), and enjoyed it even more the second time. Thank you for helping the world see this story. It shines a wonderful light on so many people.

Thank you again,
United States

From: Ellen J Grogan
Sent: Saturday 16 April, 2011

Last time I wrote, I had read ‘Pillars’ and ‘World’. I have now also read ‘Freedom’ and ‘Fortune’. You write so beautifully and it’s so easy to read your captivating stories. Although I don’t care for spy and war stories, I will try one of yours simply because I enjoy your writing. Can’t wait for ‘Pillars 3’! If you taught writing, I would sign up. Thank you and, again, God bless!

United States

From: Jan Rouse
Sent: Thursday 21 April, 2011

Thank you so much for writing ‘Fall of Giants’. Wow! Could not put it down!. This amazing book inspired me to read all your work to date and I must say every one is a fantastic adventure! I love your use of strong women characters, it’s great to see!! Can not wait for the next in the ‘Fall’ series.

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From: Marc Eldridge
Sent: Monday 25 April, 2011

I was a junior in high school when I was recommended ‘Pillars of the Earth’ by my grandfather. Carried it with me to class and my chemistry teacher caught me reading it and yelled “Great Book!” in front of the class and understood why I had to keep reading it. Anyway, been reading all of your books ever since, just finished ‘Fall of Giants’.

United States

From: Diane Johanson
Sent: Wednesday 27 April, 2011

I received the DVD of ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ as a gift. What an amazing project! The casting was exceptional. We loved the characters we were meant to love and hated those who were exceptionally hateful! It was wonderful to relive the events of the novel that we so enjoyed. We also recently read ‘Fall of Giants’. Once again you have achieved excellence with this first book of the Century Trilogy. Thank you so much for such great literature. We look forward to ‘The Winter of the World’.


From: Wayne Livot
Sent: Thursday 28 April, 2011

Dear Ken, Yes, you are indeed a ‘master storyteller’. I am listening to the equally masterful narrator, John Lee, as he reads ‘World’ to me. Can’t wait to hear ‘Pillars’! Thanks for the hours of mystical transport back to the middle ages. Love it all.

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From: Ana Vieira
Sent: Thursday 28 April, 2011

I got ‘The Man from St. Petersburg’ as a birthday gift. Till then I’ve never read any of Ken Follet’s novels. Today it’s a pleasure to read your books. Please keep writing…
Many thanks.


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