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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: Elizabeth Northrup
Sent: Saturday 2 July, 2011

I just finished ‘Fall of Giants’. Wow! Fabulous story, I was captivated by the characters and the history. Thank-you for writing it! I will have a hard time waiting for the second and third books! I have also read ‘Pillars’ and ‘World Without End’. Which I very much enjoyed, especially ‘Pillars’. Which is why I chose to read ‘Fall of Giants’. Have a blessed couple of years until your next book is published.

United States

From: Riccardo Vanon
Sent: Saturday 2 July, 2011

I just wanted to congratulate you on so many intriguing and breath-taking novels! Your books have provided me with a huge amount of happy moments, so thank you very much for that :)

United Kingdom

From: David Brown
Sent: Sunday 3 July, 2011

Just finished ‘Fall of Giants’ – what can I say? It has to be the best book I have ever read. Fantastic story from start to finish! As an aside, I almost felt as if my family were part – they owned a spade and shovel works in the Black Country and my research into its history has revealed that they supplied the Welsh mining industry with scuttles (a new invention) and also provided spades and shovels to the British army in the trenches. Thanks so much for such a good read – I look forward to the second one!

United Kingdom

From: Inna Tauglich
Sent: Tuesday 5 July, 2011

Dear Mr. Follett,
I don’t expect to receive your reply. I merely want to convey, how much I enjoy reading your creations. I equally enjoy reading thrillers and novels of building the church (’The Pillars of the Earth’ and ‘World Without End’. At the moment, I am reading ‘Fall of Giants’. I came to United States from Russia without speaking any English, but I have fallen in love with the language enough to attempt some writing of my own.
I truly appreciate your expressions and for me the end of your book represents a morning, until I find another master piece. So, please accept my gratitude for bringing joy into my life.

United States

From: Julie Tittley
Sent: Wednesday 6 July, 2011

I have just finished ‘Fall of Giants’, also read ‘Pillars’. What wonderful books, I was lost in them both. How can I choose which I enjoyed most, narrowly ‘Pillars’ I think. Both gave me an insight into the actual history of the time while weaving intensely thrilling storylines. Thank you for the pleasure they gave me. I shall be seeking out more of your books.

United Kingdom

From: Laurie
Sent: Saturday 9 July, 2011

‘The Pillars of the Earth’ is the most outstanding book I have ever read. I finished it yesterday and went straight to the bookstore to buy ‘World Without End’. You are a gifted author who held my fascination for every page. I cared so much about these characters and was so caught up in the story that I had to physically leave the middle ages to cook dinner for my children. Thank you for this gift.

United States

From: Fiona Parker
Sent: Sunday 10 July, 2011

Dear Mr Follett
I wanted to write to you and tell how much I enjoyed ‘Fall of Giants’ which I have just finished. With some sadness I looked up your website to discover that I must wait till next year for the next instalment! Although, i as it took me nearly three days non stop reading on holiday, I appreciate it must take a while to write!

This was the first of your books I have read. I was so impressed by the story and the historical account, I was once a history student and you brought the period alive for me again in a way text books never could! I would recommend this to students and book lovers everywhere! While I wait for the next chapter I will have to have a look at some of your previous books!

Thank you so much for this magnificent book, I was so moved by every aspect of it!

Kind regards
United Kingdom

From: Patricia Doherty
Sent: Monday 11 July, 2011

I just finished ‘Fall of Giants’, one of the best books I have ever read. It flows so beautifully and moves so swiftly. Thank you! I can’t wait for the second volume to be published.

United States

From: Graham Cairns
Sent: Wednesday 13 July, 2011

Hi Mr Follett,
I am writing to you to say what a great story ‘World Without End’ is. The characters are so strong and deep that when I finish my chapter I think what they might be doing next. I really enjoyed ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and this Is just as good. I know you probably won’t get this message, but I thank you for your great stories!


From: Holly Becker
Sent: Sunday 17 July, 2011

You have quickly become my favorite author! As soon as I finish one book I cannot wait to buy another! Excellent character development, action, romance, etc. The best books I have read in a long time! I appreciate the strong female characters!! I look forward to your next work!


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From: Jeremy Smith
Sent: Monday 18 July, 2011

Hello Mr. Follett,

I recently finished ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and was thrilled from start to finish. Thank you for your research surrounding the lives of the people of that time. Your work taught me a lot about the times. If ever there were a story so good that I wish it were true, it would be ‘The Pillars of the Earth’.


United States

From: Liz Becker
Sent: Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Thanks for sharing your vast expertise and knowledge in your Masterclass. I love your website almost as much as I loved ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and am sure I will love ‘The Key to Rebecca’, which is next on my reading list. The great effort you put into the quality of your work pays off! So many books, so little time.

United States

From: Addam Graham
Sent: Thursday 21 July, 2011

‘Fall of Giants’ – great novel. Keep them coming, Mr. Follett. I am 30 years old and was first introduced to your novels when ‘The Third Twin’ came out. I bought it for my dad for his birthday. I read the first 15 pages and almost did not give it to him. I asked for it back when he finished it and have been hooked ever since. I have read most of them from your first to your last. I have a few in between to still read.

All in all, I have not read any of your books which I would not read again or recommend to a friend.
Thank you for being such a great author.

United States

From: Shannon Araujo
Sent: Monday 25 July, 2011

I love all your books. I have read almost every one and I am currently reading ‘On Wings of Eagles’ – it is a page turner. Thank you for sharing your wonderful stories with us.

United States

From: David Roberts
Sent: Tuesday 26 July, 201

Hi Ken
Many thanks for your superb writing, my only complaint is how tired I am having sat up until 1.30 am to finish ‘A Place Called Freedom’. Can’t wait for the next instalment of the Century Trilogy.

United Kingdom

From: Brenda Oaks
Sent: Friday 29 July, 2011

I am almost done reading ‘Fall of Giants’ and I just wanted to let you know how much it means to me to be able to read a novel about WWI. I don’t find many, and my grandfather fought in France. It just helps me to understand better what it was like for him over there. He passed in 1992 at the age of 98. He was wounded in action and I have his Purple Heart. Thank you for bringing him back to life for me and my children.

United States

From: Danielle Quaglia
Sent: Friday 29 July, 2011

Mr. Follett, you are my favorite author of all time! I first read ‘Pillars’ at the age of 17. Since then, my copy has been worn out from the 10 or so times I have reread it, as well as the numerous people who have borrowed it. That is my #1 favorite book; my #2 favorite of course being ‘World without End.’ I can now safely say that ‘Fall of Giants’ is my #3 favorite book of all time. I simply devour everything you have put out, and I insist that everyone I know read these books as well. I cannot wait until your next novel comes out! And let me say also, the movie ‘Pillars’ has done no justice to your writing; I enjoyed the entire series, as did my husband, but I still prefer the book. You are truly a literary genius, and perhaps if your books had been around while I was in high school, I might have actually done well in history class!

United States

From: Jamie Gray
Sent: Sunday 31 July, 2011

WOW. I recently read ‘Fall of Giants’ and it was so great I had to have more. I couldn’t believe I had to wait until next year. Therefore, I searched for more of your writing and found ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and ‘World Without End’… even better! You are an awesome writer. I love historical fiction with a love story mixed in. Your stories kept me floating for weeks!!!!

United States

From: Sebastian Marro
Sent: Sunday 31 July, 2011

I’m reading your book now and I can’t stop. I love de way you tell the story and the description of the characters. ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ found me and I can’t leave it. From this moment it is my favorite book. Thank you.


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