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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: Meliana Dutreuil
On: Wednesday 2 December, 2015

Hello, Mr. Follett my name is Meliana, I am originally from Haiti but I immigrated to the United States when I was six years old, now I know the chances of you reading this message are very slim but I couldn’t resist an opportunity to tell you how much I love your books. I am a second year college student at Valencia College due to transfer to a university to major in history and hopefully go on to becoming a human rights attorney, which is why I’m fascinated by your novels. I tell people all the time that “the first time you lose your Ken Follett virginity you will always be back for more” because your novels offers the superpower everyone wants, the ability to be someone else. When I first read your book 'World Without End' the politics and drama lured me in but the characters' development sealed my enslavement. Anyway before I ramble too long I just want to say if I ever become half as great of a writer as you I will feel accomplished. Thank you for your great works and the inspiration you have given me.

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From: Mindy Heppner
On: Wednesday 2 December, 2015

Hi Ken. I just finished reading 'Edge of Eternity' and wanted to tell you it was the most wonderful book ! I loved every single page of it (1 000) and was sorry when I finished the last page. Thank you for writing such an amazing book about so many complicated times. It was great getting a better understanding of the politics of the time, especially in Europe and of course all the back-room politics in the USA. I am a devoted reader of your books!


From: Al Dominguez
On: Tuesday 22 December, 2015

I am a 72-year-old retired trial lawyer who spent 35 years in the courtroom as a defense attorney and then as the elected District Attorney from a large jurisdiction in Colorado, USA. During those years I read all of your books and just finished 'Edge of Eternity'. I wanted to take a moment to thank you for helping me to escape my difficult world by immersing myself in your books. No matter what the problem, if I went to bed reading one of your books, I found that the next day, I would come up with a solution to whatever had been troubling me the night before. Folks laugh at the idea of a time machine, but your talents as a writer create a time machine every time you write a book. It has always transported me to whatever world you had created and afforded me much fun. Thank you!

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From: Nicolás Vega
On: Friday 25 December, 2015

I have just read the Century Trilogy and I wanted to thank you because you showed me a world I didn't know and a beautiful history with excellent characters.


From: Jan van der Ven
On: Tuesday 29 December, 2015

Good evening,

You have given me the best Christmas I ever had. I have reached the age of 63, and read many books. 'Fall of Giants' is for me the best book I ever read. Thank you for having written it!!


From: Christopher Szoke
On: Tuesday 29 December, 2015

Just began reading your books. I recently read ‘A Dangerous Fortune’ and 'The Third Twin’ -- now moving on to ‘The Hammer of Eden’. Thanks for writing. Your books have helped me find calmness and entertainment after some of the illnesses I've had to face this past year.

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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