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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: Dominic Salvatori
Sent: Thursday 2 July, 2015

Just a quick message to say thank you for wonderful stories in brilliant books. I always enjoy them whether it be ‘Eye of the Needle’ or the latest trilogy.

United Kingdom

From: María
Sent: Sunday 5 July, 2015

Hello Mr Follett,
You have changed my life because thanks to your books I’ve realized that I wanna be a politician. You are an incredible writer and I encourage you to keep writing those incredible stories you write because your books are fabulous and I’m addicted to them. My dream is that I could meet you once in my life because you are a unique person and I admire you.
Thanks for many moments of happiness and dreams,


From: Rachel Babinat
Sent: Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Mr. Follett,

I am a young college student who has always loved reading, but I can easily say you are one of favorite authors of all time. When I first picked up ‘Fall of Giants’, I had read to page 500 without even considering putting it down. All of your novels are addicting and having to choose a favorite out of all of them is nearly impossible. You are an inspiration and a master at what you do. I can barely wait to get my hands on another one of your works.

From one of your most devoted fans,

United States

From: Erin Fargen
Sent: Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Ken –

I just wanted to take a moment to let you know how much I adore your books. I first read ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and then ‘World Without End’ and was completely in love by the end.

I had put off reading the Century Trilogy because I am not a fan of war stories – but I should have known you would make it so much more than that! I loved every minute of the time I spent with those characters and once I finished I started over from the beginning to see what I missed.

Thank you for making my day a little brighter when I am able to share your world.

United States

From: Don Patterson
Sent: Friday 10 July, 2015

Ken. I have just finished your trilogy. I can’t tell you how much it enriched my understanding of how we got here and how you portrayed about every human emotion I can imagine. Thank you for such a master piece of life. I really can’t imagine how one one person could express the feelings of so many characters.


Thanks again
United States

From: Linda Oehmke
Sent: Saturday 11 July, 2015

I LOVE all your books and devoured each and every one. Please, please, please write another series or just one; either way will make me a happy camper!!!

United States

From: Walter Cardoso
Sent: Monday 13 July, 2015

Mr. Follett,
I’m glad to write to you. I live in Belo Horizonte, Brasil. I have read your Century Trilogy. Fantastic history details. But now I’m reading ‘Jackdaws’. Wonderful. I can’t stop reading, because each page is a surprise. Congratulations!

From: Kai Verholen
Sent: Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Dear Mr. Follett,

I just finished ‘Edge of Eternity’ and I was really sad at the end because I knew it was the last book of this great trilogy. You are my all time most favourite writer. Thank you for all the exciting and interesting times I had, reading your books! I hope you will write many more!

All the best,

From: Margaret Fraser
Sent: Saturday 18 July, 2015

Please keep writing! A huge fan of your work, especially the Trilogy, ‘Jackdaws’ and ‘Hornet Flight’.

United States

From: Nick Chambers
Sent: Sunday 26 July, 2015

Mr. Follett,

Your work has re-kindled my love of reading.

As a history major the majority of my reading and research, albeit interesting, can be a little difficult to read (and understand) at times.

Your writing style and subject matters have been a pleasant escape from those texts.

Thank you again for your work.

United States

From: Enni Bakola
Sent: Monday 27 July, 2015

My journey in your books has just started and I believe it will be an interesting adventure.


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