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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: Karen Bonsignori
On: Sunday 3 January, 2016

Thank you for being such an amazing writer. Your books bring so much joy to my life.

United States

From: John Miller
On: Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Mr. Follett,
I am from the States and served in Iraq from 2009-11. It was during this time that I discovered your work. I had came in from a mission, and our chaplain had a table that he would stock with miscellaneous books. I stopped by this table and found 'The Pillars of the Earth’. The book was amazing, and provided me with a wonderful escape from where I was. It may sound silly, but I wanted to take a moment and thank you. Even though it may have only been a book and a story, it made a world of difference to me during a time of great stress and danger. Thank you for your time, and I greatly look forward to your next book in the Kinsgbridge series.

United States

From: Viktor Erdei Árva
On: Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Dear Ken Follett,
First of all please let me thank you for all your books that you gave to the world!
My name is Viktor and I am 20 years old, and I can tell you that you are the one who made me like reading and I will never be able to thank you enough. Today I finished ‘Edge of Eternity’, and I have also read the previous two books. I feel very very sad because it was a great journey along the years and unfortunately today it is over. It is like when you have a great time with somebody and you do not want to come to an end. Please let me thank you for this experience what I will not be able to forget in my life. Thank you for everything again and greetings from Hungary where those walls fell down first!
Best regards
Ps. There is not enough space below to tell which is my favourite!


From: Michael Lambert
On: Saturday 9 January, 2016

Hi Mr Follett
I am a great fan of your amazing books. A few minutes ago I finished ‘Jackdaws’. My God! What a book! The tension was incredible. At the end I was shaking!
Utterly utterly brilliant!
Thank you.

United Kingdom

From: Sérgio Godinho
On: Saturday 9 January, 2016

I've read my first Ken Follett book. 'The Man From St. Petersburg’ is the best book I've ever read! Can't wait to read the Century Trilogy. Well done, Ken Follett. Thank you so much!


From: Carlos Hernández Bello
On: Monday 25 January, 2016

Dear Mr. Follet, I just want to tell you that I really enjoyed your Century Trilogy. Thank you very much!! :-)


From: Riccardo Grenzi
On: Tuesday 26 January, 2016

I began to read out of curiosity while waiting for the doctor ‘Hornet Flight’ and I'm loving it page by page. Then I continued with ‘Storm Island’ [Eye of the Needle], which was even more beautiful. I am reading almost all of your books. Congratulations and continue to write.
Regards to Willi.
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Best regards


From: Debbie Probst
On: Friday 29 January, 2016

I have been a fan for years. As I entertain the thought of writing myself, I am beyond impressed with your story telling. Well done.

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