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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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From: Vanessa Chumbley
On: Friday 6 November, 2015

I just wanted to thank you. I have absolutely loved every book I have read of yours, and I'm on a mission to read them all! You quickly became my favorite author after I began reading your work. I've always dreamed of being a writer, and recently decided to try and make that dream come true, and I draw huge inspiration from your stories. So, thank you.

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From: Emmeline Almeida
On: Monday 9 November, 2015

I have no words to describe how great the Century Trilogy is. I just finished ‘Winter of the World’ and I brought myself into tears a lot of times while I was reading it. You know when you are reading a book, and you know it's fiction but you still get so involved with the story and the characters? Well, your books can definitely cause that. They 're so full of emotion and definitely are my favorite books. The first generation of characters is my favorite, and that made really hard for me to reading the second book, cause I miss the other characters. Also, watching the first generation getting old made me cry A LOT.

I've started ‘Edge of Eternity’ and until now it is great and heart touching.

I'm just 15 years old and I hope I get the chance to read your other novels. Your books means so much to me and have a huge impact on my life.

Thanks so much for being this amazing writer and I hope you keep writing for many many many years.

Best regards,

From: Adem Aktas
On: Monday 9 November, 2015

Hi Mr. Follett. I started reading your books when I started medical school and I just wanted to let you know that it truly helps me get through my day after long hours at the hospital.

Your work has had a huge impact on me. I never enjoyed reading throughout my youth because I never found any books that interested me. Fortunately, after reading ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ my life changed and I became hooked. The entire Century Trilogy has been astounding as well.

Please keep doing what you're doing. Would love to hear back from you.

Happy Holidays
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From: Lindsay Maple
On: Friday 13 November, 2015

Love your novels. Found ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ at age 16 and became a Ken Follett addict.

Thank you,

From: Juan Carlos Perusso
On: Monday 9 November, 2015

Congratulations for making history an enjoyable reading material. Amazing investigation on many subjects to back up nice, attractive personalized stories of several different families. Makes one wait for the next one!


From: John Reynolds
On: Thursday 19 November, 2015

I just finished the Century Trilogy and was moved by how you ended it. I have greatly enjoyed all of your books. Thank you very much for so many hours of great reading. I might have to start reading them again which I never do, at least on purpose.

Thanks again,
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From: Yosep Pai
On: Sunday 22 November, 2015

Ken Follett, you made me crazy for your books. I just finished reading 'Triple’ and ‘Fall of Giants’, and am now reading ‘Winter of the World’. I’m addicted to your books, Ken. I wish I could have an opportunity to meet you one day and tell you about the great feeling of satisfaction I have after reading your books. Thanks for your great stories. I have another of your books, ‘Edge of Eternity’, waiting on my bookshelf. I'm looking forward to reading it. Thank so much indeed. Take care...!


From: Wayne Kalayjian
On: Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Ken, I so much appreciate your writing and your work. Have read 11 of the books, most recently ‘Winter of the World’, and they are all so consistently absorbing. It's a hard choice, but ‘Jackdaws’ is my favorite. ‘Eye of the Needle’ a close second. Well done! In particular, I appreciate the roles that you give to women: they are strong, smart, patient – genuine heroes. As an Ivy League graduate, it's so refreshing to read solid, non-stuffy literature that's enjoyable and substantive for everyone!

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From: Con
On: Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Dear Mr. Follett, I just finished ‘Edge of Eternity’. Being German and having experienced the fall of the Berlin wall myself, I could not stop crying when reading the last pages of the book. GREAT novel!! Thanks for writing it!


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