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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: Barbara Doxey
Sent: Saturday 1 February, 2014

I have been a big fan of your books since a colleague recommended ‘Eye of the Needle’ many years ago. I have read and kept all of them and look forward to new titles coming out.

United Kingdom

From: Peter Palmer Bawn
Sent: Saturday 1 February, 2014

Dear Mr Follett, I haven nearly finished reading ‘Winter of the World’ which I am really enjoying. A great novel as well as a history lesson. Looking forward to September.

Kind regards,
United Kingdom

From: Lisa
Sent: Monday 3 February, 2014

Hello Ken,
I have not been able to put ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ down and just wanted you to know how much I am enjoying it. Non-stop action with fabulous characters (William will surely get it in the end!!!). You are enormously talented at weaving a terrific story with so much history. I am a descendent of William the Conqueror so I love reading medieval stories as well. I am glad it’s a long book as I’ll be sad when it’s over! My mother-in-law couldn’t put it down either. I read some of your books back in high school and now at 48, I will read the rest of them! Thank you so much for this wonderful story!!!

United States

PS: I was in London this summer and had the thrill of going into the Tower of London! And I went to the University of Bath in 1986 and lived a few blocks from the gorgeous Bath Abbey. I was lucky enough to see it again this summer. I also was in Paris before London this August and almost wept when I saw the inside of Notre Dame Cathedral so your church building strikes a nice chord with me!!!

From: Pete Rohrig
Sent: Tuesday 4 February, 2014

I just now saw that the 3rd book of the trilogy is not due out until September. My anticipation was piqued to climax January 2014. I guess I’ll have to stress relief by reading ‘Code to Zero’. It would do all your books an injustice by selecting any one or three over the others because I have enjoyed all, not equally, but all. That’s why I started with the first book of yours that I read, ‘Eye of the Needle’. I know you can’t rush perfection, but please hurry.

United States

From: Jordi Garcia Febrer
Sent: Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Hello Ken,
I’m a 14 year old boy from Barcelona. I’m writing this message to tell that your books have changed my life. I always hated reading because for me it was very boring, but one friend recommended your book, ‘Fall of Giants’, and I really enjoyed it. I can’t wait for the third book!!!
Thank you and please never stop writing.


From: David Brown
Sent: Thursday 6 February, 2014

Hello Ken
I’m just a regular guy, worked hard all my life and have left 4 wonderful people to carry on when I’m gone. I love to read now that life allows it. I read ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and ‘World without End’ and can’t say enough how much I enjoyed them. You do a wonderful job, thank you so much for writing them and I will read all your others if time allows.


From: Jens-Erik Heje
Sent: Saturday 8 February, 2014

I am looking forward to ‘Edge of Eternity’. I enjoyed reading ‘Winter of the World’. All the background research you have done is magnificent – that makes it all.


From: Dexter Arrington
Sent: Sunday 9 February, 2014

Dear Ken,
I am from Virginia and am a new reader of yours. I have only read ‘Fall of Giants’ and just finished reading ‘The Pillars of the Earth’. I am writing to say that ‘Pillars’, without a doubt, is the best novel I have ever read. I have been an avid reader my whole life (24 years old) and have never found a book that I was so invested in. The depth of the characters and the vivid descriptions of places were fantastic. I found myself constantly rooting for Jack and Aliena as well as loathing William Hamleigh. I have never tried reaching out to an author, nor do I expect a reply. However, I had to after reading this book to let you or someone know just how great I thought it was. Thank you, Mr. Follett, and you have gained another reader.

United States

From: Laurie Dunivant-Larsen
Sent: Friday 14 February, 2014

I signed up yesterday, but read your ‘Masterclass’ notes today. Thank you SO much! I found them very helpful, as I am at the outline stage, with a conference coming up next weekend. I know now what I need to have ready.

United States

From: Lisa Kay
Sent: Friday 14 February, 2014

I learned more about the wars reading your books than I did in my history exam. I am now making my children read them to help them too.

United Kingdom

From: Carey Whipple
Sent: Wednesday 19 February, 2014

I just finished listening to ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and I loved it! I have a degree in history and it really brought it to life! I am going to start listening to ‘Fall of Giants’ soon too!

United States

From: Meghan Castner
Sent: Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Dear Ken,
Your books have been a constant enjoyment throughout my early teens and adulthood years. I have read all your books and look forward to your third instalment of the Century series.

United States

From: Humberto Moglia Dutra
Sent: Thursday 20 February, 2014

I am Brazilian and love your novels. I have already read lot of them, like ‘O Homem de São Petesburgo’, ‘Inverno do Mundo’, ‘Queda de Gigantes’, ‘Triângulo’ and ‘Pilares da Terra’. Thank you for all those wonderful books, that make our lives better.


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