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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: Ron Blackston
Sent: Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Hi Ken! I’ve read many of your books and loved them all. I’m looking forward to the latest book in the century series, and I hope you’ll continue to write your masterpieces!

Cheers
Ron
Thailand


From: Carol Burch
Sent: Monday 8 September, 2014

Dear Mr. Follett,
I love you and all of your books. I am looking forward to getting my newest book next week. My all time favorite books of yours were ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and ‘World Without End’. I would have loved to have had no end to these books. Thank you, so much.

Carol
United States


From: Patricia Springs
Sent: Tuesday 9 September, 2014

I have been waiting for ‘Edge of Eternity’ for so long I just know it’s going to be as good as the other two that came before. Thanks from all of your fans.

Patricia
United States


From: Nancy Fitzpatrick
Sent: Tuesday 9 September, 2014

I recently reread ‘Fall of Giants’ in order to have the sequence of events and families fresh in my mind now that all three books are available. I am compelled to tell you, Mr. Follett, that your research skills seem impeccable. It is so easy to be transformed back in time as a witness to historical events that were previously just dates and facts. Thank you for that and for sharing your storytelling skills.

Nancy
United States


From: Ed Gallagher
Sent: Wednesday 10 September, 2014

I can’t wait until Tuesday for Edge of Eternity to come out. I told my wife I wanted to take off work to read it, but I’m just hoping it’s a slow work day and I can do it anyway. If I was younger I’d buy it at midnight and read through the night.

I was in Berlin right after reading Winter of the World, visited Sachsenhausen, and did a WW2 walking tour through the city during the winter. It was nice to see how much your writing aligned with what we saw at those places.

Keep up the good work, I look forward to your next few books.

Ed
United States


From: Diane Famula
Sent: Wednesday 10 September, 2014

My mother and I are very excited that your new book will be out shortly! just in time for a the fall and fun evening reading ! You’re my favorite and I love your books :)

PS: Mom is 89 and an avid fan as well — you rule!

Diane
United States


From: Shoma Bhuruth
Sent: Thursday 11 September, 2014

Dear Mr. Follett,

I got ‘Fall of Giants’ as a gift and was wondering if I am ever going to have time to read such a thick book (I have a little daughter and hardly have time to look at my face in the mirror sometimes). But once I read the first few pages, I couldn’t stop and used every free minute to read more. I love the fact that you use transparent prose, because there is an incredibly smooth flow to the words. I usually have to read the first few lines of a book to know if I’m going to read it at all! And I liked your book right from the beginning. Now that I’m living in Germany, the issue of WW1 is even more interesting to read about. I am even getting into serious discussions with my German husband about Mankind, war, peace… Thank you for the good read and for the good debates!

Shoma
Germany


From: Floyd Cox
Sent: Thursday 11 September, 2014

I have every book you have written, and have just finished reading his recent book Edge of Eternity. It is great. Reading it was like living that part of history all over again as well as seeing what was going on in other parts of the world at that time. I definitely recommend it. KUDOS for Ken Follet once again!

Thank you for the hours of entertainment you have personally given me. At 82 yrs of age I still the kind of guy who likes to hold a book vs a kindle. You have such empathy of your character be it the 16th Century or the 21st Century. Keep up the excellent work!

Floyd
United States


From: Jack Lenders
Sent: Friday 12 September, 2014

Dear Ken,
Recently I’ve read your book ‘Code to Zero’ It was brilliant. I’m looking forward to the completion of your Century-trilogy. As soon as I have the three books I’m gonna begin. I hope my wife gives the third book to me for Christmas!

Jack
Netherlands


From: Wyatt Jeanes
Sent: Friday 12 September, 2014

Mr. Follett, I have never written an author. Over the last year, I have read ‘Fall of Giants’, ‘Winter of the World’, ‘The Pillars of the Earth’, ‘World Without End’, and several of your stand-alone novels. You are extremely gifted — I have enjoyed all the works that I’ve read. I know you are not a religious person, but God bless you! Keep up the great work.

All the best,

Wyatt


From: Joan Neville
Sent: Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Thank you for writing. Your writing worlds are tense and crazy but for some reason they relax me, tease my brain a bit, sometimes make me laugh and often increase my anger at the amount of violence and stupidity in the world. I am afraid I was first drawn to your work when I was traveling a bit. I picked one up on a whim and discovered it could keep me engrossed in my uncomfortable seat till the end of the ride and the end of the book. I have really enjoyed your longer trilogies, the history and insight and they are still page turners. Thanks! Take your vitamins and keep writing. You are a joy.

Joan
United States


From: Max Hildebrand
Sent: Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Dear Mr. Follett
I am a huge fan of yours and I just found myself at the end of ‘Fall of Giants’. I am twenty-five and Canadian from British Columbia. Five years ago I was given a copy of ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and it was a turning point in my life. You are the greatest author I know and your books are the only ones I would ever refer to a friend. I was captivated from start to finish with ‘Fall of Giants’ as I have been with ‘Pillars’ and ‘World Without End’. I am very eager as a fan of history and great story-telling to read ‘Winter of the World’. No doubt it will be as fantastic as your first book in the trilogy. Also I want say that nothing else in this world has ever made me want to contact and thank someone personally. I have never tweeted or commented in anyway about anything.

Thank you
Max
Canada


From: Graham Cairns
Sent: Thursday 18 September, 2014

Wow, what can I say??! I have just finished ‘Winter of the World’. This book was the most, and intriguing learning piece I have every read. I learned and enjoyed this book at the same time. The fictional and historical fact was brilliantly put together. My grandfather was involved in the Normandy landings and reading about the stories, made me immensely proud. This book had a big impact on my outlook on the world and what has happened. Never Forget. Thank you very much, for this amazing book.

Graham
Canada


From: Andrew Rose
Sent: Saturday 20 September, 2014

Hello Ken,
Thanks for the email telling me about the third book in the trilogy. I’m hoping Santa (aka my wife) will look kindly on me at Christmas and include ‘Edge of Eternity’ then.

Best regards and thanks for writing terrific novels.

Andrew
Canada


From: Joan Braten
Sent: Saturday 20 September, 2014

I have read everything you have published, except this last book, which I am slowly reading so I can cherish every word. You are a master writer and I thank you for bringing me hours of enjoyment.

Joan
United States


From: Pam Brittain
Sent: Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Just finished reading ‘The Pillars of the Earth’. It is the best book I have ever read and I have read thousands! Thank you.

Pam
United Kingdom


From: Judy Allen
Sent: Friday 26 September, 2014

Hi
I am writing to express my deep appreciation to you for writing amazing spellbinding books that I love to read. Your books are engaging from the first page. I find your characters complex and very interesting. They are like an onion the layers have to be peeled away to get to know them. This trilogy has been so good I can barely do anything else but read. Thank you so much for writing such amazing books. For the first time in my life I pre-ordered a book — ‘Edge of Eternity’. I’ve read the first two books twice.
thank you so much

Judy
Canada


From: Alejandra Masià
Sent: Saturday 27 September, 2014

Dear Mr Follett,
My name is Alejandra Masià and I am 15. I am a student from Barcelona. I’ve just got your last book of the Century Trilogy, I’ve spent summer reading the other two (in English of course), no one has seen me, I was completely compelled, I took my books with me to the beach, to restaurants, parties, everywhere. They are simply marvellous. Thank you so much, I’ve learnt more history that any teacher could ever teach me, I’ve learnt about people, love, society and change as a fact of life. Your books have changed me, I do not care any more of the trivialities of daily life. When I knew you were coming to Barcelona, I couldn’t believe it, I was going to meet the man who introduced Ethel, Maud, Billy, Lloyd, Lev, Daisy into my life. However, I couldn’t find any information about the event, now that I have, tickets are sold out. So I’m writing to you, not really sure if this will arrive to you, just to tell you that I enjoyed your books more than anything else and that I’d have been an honour to meet you.
Yours faithfully,

Alejandra
Spain


From: Paige Schurr
Sent: Sunday 28 September, 2014

I have read some of your books and have loved every one of them. My husband has a long commute and has been slowly working his way through your books via audio books and is really loving them. Keep up the wonderful writing, we love it! ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ is my all time favorite book ever!

Paige
United States


From: Anna
Sent: Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Dear Mr Follett,

In all of my 42 years, I have never, ever been moved to write a fan letter to anyone, not even to Adam Ant when I was 11 (ah, happy days).

I wanted to thank you so very much for the sheer and utter pleasure your books have brought me. I love reading, I always have a book about my person, but I have never experienced anything like what happened while reading ‘Edge of Eternity’. At the end, with the fall of the Berlin Wall, the hairs on my arms stood up and my eyes were pricking; I was so close to tears. It was an amazing reading experience.

I simply cannot thank you enough for that piece of magic.

Best wishes, and looking forward to your next project, please don’t let it be too long.

Anna
United Kingdom


From: Judith Breakstone
Sent: Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Just finished ‘Edge of Eternity’ and wanted to thank you for hours of wonderful reading. I have been impatiently waiting for this part of the trilogy and was initially concerned that I might not remember all the details of the families from the first and second books. However, your writing is so illuminating, and so exciting that I found myself right back in the story.

Thank you again for sharing your incredible talent with all of us. I can’t wait for the next book!

Regards
Judith
United States


From: Pamela Parodi
Sent: Tuesday 30 September, 2014

I have read all your books, but the Century series was outstanding! Having lived the history of ‘Edge of Eternity’, I was enlightened by your insight. I was afraid the book would be mostly about Vietnam, but was pleasantly surprised. You are a wonderful writer!

Pamela
United States


From: William Kimball
Sent: Tuesday 30 September, 2014

THANK YOU! I have gotten many many hours of enjoyment from your books. I have re-read many of them – they are that good.

William
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