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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: Matt Brei
Sent: Tuesday 3 December, 2013

I absolutely love your work. You have even inspired me to try my hand at a bit of writing myself. Thank you.

United States

From: Mary Whitmer
Sent: Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Just finished the second book in the Century trilogy, ‘Winter of the World’. When I read the first book, it took me a while to get into sync with it, and then after finishing 1,000 pages I finally got it, and then after getting into Book 2, I was enthralled. I have now read through ‘Winter of the World’, and I am completely enraptured with all the rich characters. What an awesome writer you are Ken.

United States

From: Pieter Rossouw
Sent: Saturday 7 December, 2013

I normally HATE middle ages historical novels. But ‘World Without End’ kept me spellbound. It was my first Ken Follett read. Well done. I only found one error where wool cloaks were used to set fire to the nuns’ vault. Wool does not burn easily and it is most unlikely that they fire setters could have used their torches to set fire to the wool cloaks.

Congratulations. Today I found two of your books while waiting for my wife doing Christmas shopping, I bought them as a gift to myself!

South Africa

From: Franciska
Sent: Sunday 8 December, 2013

Dear Mister Follett,
After reading seven of your books, I would like to let you know I am a big fan of your work. Keep going, it’s appreciated! I especially like the descriptions of sex in your books and the way you present women as being strong. Thanks a new perspective of history and great entertainment!


From: John Ellis
Sent: Saturday 14 December, 2013

Well done Ken
After a very boring schooling in history and thus hatred of the subject, you have kindled an interest with most of your books. It started with a place called Waziristan and has been followed up through most of your books.Your work is a very ‘novel’ way of looking at history, espionage and crime.

United Kingdom

From: Patricia Koznarski
Sent: Sunday 15 December, 2013

Dear Mr. Follett:
I have every one of your books and even your short stories that I found in paperback. You are a GREAT writer and I can not wait for your next book as soon as I finish the one I am reading. Can’t you write any faster? Ha, Ha! Keep up the excellent work and can’t wait for September 2014 when the last trilogy is released!

Sincerely, your avid fan,
United States

From: Matthew Jackson
Sent: Monday 16 December, 2013

Mr. Follett,
I happened upon your novel ‘Fall of Giants’ one day while browsing the book store. I have since read ‘Winter of the World’, ‘Pillars of the Earth’ and ‘World Without End’. Your character development and storyline is remarkable. At the end of each book I’m saddened that it is over. I am looking forward to the release of ‘Edge of Eternity’ with the highest of hopes. In the meantime I am going to entertain myself with some of your earlier works.

Thank you for such wonderful books!
United States

From: Bob Harvey
Sent: Monday 23 December, 2013

Thank you. Just started reading your books about a year ago. You are now my favorite author!
I especially loved the two books of the Century Trilogy and anxiously awaiting the third book. Again, thank you for writing them.

United States

From: Steven Rubenstein
Sent: Wednesday 25 December, 2013

I really have enjoyed many of your books. I am 37, and I think I first read ‘Eye of the Needle’ and ‘Key to Rebecca’ when I found them by my father’s bed. I recently read some of the trilogy books. Thank you for such excellent research and amazing writing.

United States

From: Gabriel Eleogu
Sent: Sunday 29 December, 2013

Your book transports me into the story and makes me a living witness to all the intrigues.


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