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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: Yotam Victor
Sent: Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Hey Ken!!
I just finished the third book of the Century trilogy, and it was amazing. I read each book from the trilogy in each year in the university. The first in 2012 and now the last one, so I can say that they were with me during this period. I wish there were more books in that series maybe one on the 19 century…
Thank you very much!


From: Sara Herbello Ubeira
Sent: Saturday 8 August, 2015

‘The Pillars of the Earth’ was the first novel I read, when I was sixteen years old. Thank you.


From: Nicole O’Neill
Sent: Wednesday 12 August, 2015

I love your work. Whenever I read one of your books it is a guarantee the I have sleepless nights. I have just finished reading ‘A Place Called Freedom’. Such a beautiful story.


From: Nicolai Emil Johansen
Sent: Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Dear Mr. Follett

I looked at your book ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ many years ago and i must say that it didn’t catch me at all. I was a young child, probably no more than 15 years old and for a couple of years I didn’t care much for books at all.

However, this summer i found a copy of your novel ‘Night over Water’ and as soon as I read the first chapters of it I had a hard time putting it down again, since then I have read both ‘Eye of the Needle’ and ‘The Key to Rebecca’ and I am now halfway through ‘Fall of Giants’ and i look forward to the rest of the Century trilogy.

I must admit that You are an excellent writer! The way you combine history and fiction is thrilling and I am looking forward to enjoying your other books.

Best regards

From: Larissa Zink
Sent: Saturday 15 August, 2015

Ken Follett,
I’d just want you to know that your books bring all my family together. We share them, talk about them and exchange them! You make us happier! Congratulations for all your work!

Your fan from Brazil,

From: Aristides Delagrammatikas
Sent: Tuesday 18 August, 2015

Dear Mr. Follett,
I consider myself lucky it happened to read the ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and since then I try to find other books of yours. I also have read ‘Fall of Giants’.

I am very impressed with the plots and details. Thank God that some people are very very gifted so other people can enjoy their work.


From: Elicia Cooper
Sent: Saturday 22 August, 2015

Mr. Follett – You are my FAVORITE author. I just cannot get enough of your novels, please keep them coming. The question, “which of my novels have you enjoyed most?” is not fair. I am a fan of most if not all. ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ was my very first so it holds a very special place in my heart.

United States

From: Betty Pearson
Sent: Saturday 22 August, 2015

Hi Ken
I would just like to say how much I am enjoying your last book in the Century series. As a teenager, growing up in the 60’s, some of the events were just news headlines and I have found your detail extremely informative and able to give me much more insight into the way nations were inter-relating at that time. It was great to see Richard Overy’s name as consultant – he gave one of the Chelsea lectures when I was working at the Second World War Experience Centre in Horsforth, Leeds.

I love all your books, so please continue writing such great and informative novels.

Best wishes,
United Kingdom

From: Heather Hunter
Sent: Sunday 23 August, 2015

A moment ago, I closed the cover of ‘Edge of Eternity’. I almost cried knowing that my favorite books of all time had come to a close. I didn’t want it to end. Thank you for providing me and the world with a story that will stay with me forever. You have inspired me to learn more and to begin the process of continuing my own book, about my own family. No one can touch your talent, I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to enjoy every single one of your books.


From: Paula Applegate
Sent: Tuesday 25 August, 2015

I have just finished rereading ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and ‘World Without End’ for at least the third time each and introduce my friends to them whenever possible. Will you be writing a third in this series? I just love Kingsbridge and its people! I have moved on and have started ‘Fall of Giants’ and have ‘Winter of the World’ on the book shelf. I love historical fiction.

United States

From: Beate Walbaum
Sent: Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Dear Mr. Follett,
I want to thank you for the most exciting and entertaining history lessons I have ever had. After having read ‘Fall of Giants’, ‘Winter of the World’ and ‘Edge of Eternity’ I am very impressed that I was able to understand more about the historical connections in the last 8 weeks than I could in the last 30 years.
Thank you very much.


From: Gili Ronen
Sent: Friday 28 August, 2015

I just finished reading the Century trilogy in Hebrew. All three were fantastic. The characters were fascinating.
Thank you, I hope to read a lot more books from you that involve realty and fiction.


From: John Wood
Sent: Friday 28 August, 2015

Thank you for writing the Century series. I fly quite a bit for my job and it is such a pleasure to have have a novel that is so good that you don’t realize that you are even on an airplane. Please keep writing. I have at least a decade more of business travel ahead of me.
All the best
United States

From: Jennifer van Alstine
Sent: Saturday 29 August, 2015

I have just discovered your books. I cannot put them down. I am in the process of reading every book you have written. I will catch up so do not stop.

United States

From: Louis Halstead
Sent: Sunday 30 August, 2015

I have just finished ‘Eye of the Needle’ in the first four days of my holiday in Malaysia. Absolutely loved it.
Just bought ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ at a local book store in Penang this afternoon and I am thoroughly enjoying it.

Thanks for the thrilling 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