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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: Trevor Williams
Sent: Sunday 1 February, 2015

I enjoy your storytelling. I find your stories compelling and I love the triumph of the human spirit that so often is told in your stories.

Trevor
Australia


From: Billy van Jura
Sent: Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Thank you. Your book, ‘On Wings of Eagles’, was outstanding. It is not typically one I would ever consider but lately I read what smart people recommend. In this case, it was mentioned in a book by Tony Robbins. Either way, thank you again. Thoroughly enjoyed the book and really enjoyed the detail and insight you provided.

Billy
United States


From: Janet Goshu
Sent: Friday 6 February, 2015

Picked up ‘Winter of the World’ at Narita airport… few novels in English so it caught my attention… very glad I did. A fantastic read. Can’t wait to read more of your books. I am British, live in Japan and have travelled all over the Pacific visiting the sites where WW2 battles took place. Fascinating to read what was happening in Europe at that time… written in such an easy to follow and interesting way.

Janet
Japan


From: William Nellis
Sent: Friday 6 February, 2015

While at a garage sale this past week here in San Miguel de Allende, I spied an old and weathered paperback with the name Ken Follett on the cover. The pages had turned brown and the cover had yellowed but the price was right and I happily purchased this 35-year-old copy of ‘The Key To Rebecca’.

Why I should think this ancient piece of Follett work was such a treasure was soon answered. Mr Follett is simply CLASSIC and TIMELESS. As I read his works it actually saddens me as I near the end of the stories in that it feels like I am about to loose a good friend instead of just finishing a novel. What a treasure he is!

William
Mexico


From: Leslie Stewart
Sent: Saturday 7 February, 2015

I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for writing this amazing trilogy and especially, ‘Edge of Eternity’. I’m a Caucasian American, Republican. My friend is African-American, Democrat. I spent a lot of time with her 70-year-old mother. I never understood her or connected with her and I completely could not understand why she was crying when Obama was elected. Your book opened a dialogue between her and I that I don’t believe would have happened otherwise. She passed away last week. Thank you for your creativity and historical understanding.

Leslie
United States


From: Wendy Pierce
Sent: Saturday 7 February, 2015

Mr. Follett, I just want to tell you how much I enjoyed the Century Trilogy. After that, I read ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and then ‘World Without End’. Love, love, loved them! I am now watching the ‘Pillars’ movie, and will then get ‘World Without End’. I love reading all about the people of Kingsbridge and was so excited to hear you are working on a third novel about Kingsbridge. I look forward to reading it as soon as it is published. Just wanted to thank you for giving me so much enjoyment and bringing your characters and the times they lived, to life for me.
Sincerely,

Wendy
United States


From: Bob Hoban
Sent: Monday 9 February, 2015

Mr. Follett
Thank you for the many hours of pleasure I have had reading your works.
As my life enters its later stage I simply wanted you to know that your talent has enriched same and made it more interesting.
My best,

Bob
United States


From: Annabel Mackinder
Sent: Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Wow, just finished ‘Edge of Eternity’ (which my family will be grateful for, as I will now “return to normal” and cook, iron etc). My sister, father and myself have all enjoyed your books, we read them and pass them on for each other to enjoy. I will confess I was a bit sad to come to the end of E of E, and will miss the characters very much. I cannot begin to wonder how much time you must spend on research as I feel part of all that wonderful history bought alive, more than my unfortunate history teachers at school could ever accomplish!

Thank you again for a fantastic read – and to my sister who first discovered your books – we also loved ‘The Pillars of the Earth’.

Regards
Annabel
Australia


From: Helen Allen
Sent: Monday 16 February, 2015

Dear Ken,
I have just finished your Century trilogy. It is, or they are, without doubt, the best book(s) I have ever read.
Merci millefois!

Helen
France


From: Gary Caughey
Sent: Wednesday 18 February, 2015

About half way through ‘Edge’. I am old enough to remember the historical events, as a child remembers. I have shed tears reading this book. Another masterpiece, as expected.

Gary
United States


From: Goji Tanabe
Sent: Thursday 19 February, 2015

I just finished ‘Fall of Giants’ and then now reading ‘Winter of the World’. Having too much fun with this large scale story. You are amazing. Thank you for your great works. Your works are always entertaining and also make me learn a lot.
Goji
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