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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: Jan Nicol-Mitchell
On: Monday 1 February, 2016

I have had a copy of ‘Edge of Eternity’for over six months now but have not started reading it. My reason for doing so may seem strange, but since I have read every other book you have written, I knew that if I read this book I would have no further titles to look forward to. Today I went onto your website and discovered that you have another book due for release in 2017 (early 2017, I hope). I can now begin ready ‘Edge of Eternity’, which I have been anticipating. Thank you for being such an amazing writer! I notice that you ask which is my favourite novel. How can I possible choose -- it would be like choosing which is my favourite child! Each one of your novels is special in its own way -- the novels set during WWII, the spy stories, the historical novels -- be it characters, background, history, plot. I will make my three choices but there are far more than three favourites! I just wish you could write as fast as I can read so that I always had another of your books to anticipate as I finish one. I look forward to beginning ‘Edge of Eternity’ this afternoon and finding out what has happened the different families. I do not think I will accomplish much in the next few days until I finish it. Looking forward to 2017.


From: Kathy Southwick
On: Thursday 4 February, 2016

I have read every book you have written and just finished The Century Trilogy .
Hat tip to you sir!
I loved the three books and all the characters. In ‘World Without End’ your female lead character was too perfect, perfect to the point of not being as likeable as I wanted her to be.
In the Century books, the characters were so real and so dimensional, loved them!
Thank you for writing books, please never stop!

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From: Kris Kahn
On: Sunday 7 February, 2016

Mr. Follett,

I'll be brief.

Other works of historical fiction have been ruined for me due to ‘Pillars’.

Other methods of storytelling are sour now. They were once sweet.

I inhaled 'Pillars' in three days. A vacation in sunny Florida at 17 to see my grandmother wound up an obsession with printed page.

She grew a little worried about me but was ultimately thrilled to see me out of my element.

She passed away a year later and I regret never thanking her for owning your work. I don't want to make that mistake again.

From a hobbyist writer, thank you Mr. Follett. Thank you so much.

United States

From: Juan Calvo
On: Monday 8 February, 2016

My favorite writer. Thank you for all you have done to literature. I am a Costarican writer and have been into your examples in the Masterclass section with lots of interest. Really helpful. Thanks.

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From: Doug Kinney
On: Saturday 13 February, 2016

Just finished 'Hornet Flight'. Fell off the edge of my seat, toward the end. Extraordinary detail, along with good writing. Tks.

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From: Jacques Samy
On: Saturday 13 February, 2016

I am aware you are writing another novel but unsure as to when you might finish it, I have read and immensely enjoyed all your books and I wish you tremendous longevity so you can write many more. I am being totally selfish of course.

United Kingdom

From: Ndeye Fatou Diop
On: Saturday 20 February, 2016

I just want to tell you that I have read about four of your books and I find you just amazing. I cannot even read other books now because I find them just not good enough.
Thanks a lot for bringing that much pleasure to people.


From: Eric Vermeeren
On: Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Thank you for your wonderful books, read them all and hope many more to come.


From: Ann Foley
On: Saturday 27 February, 2016

I've just read your Century trilogy felt I had to tell you it was absolutely amazing I'm not a lover of politics so was dubious of starting it but from the first page I was hooked they blew me away I didn't want to finish it, also read your Middle Ages books unusual genre for me but fascinated by them they were fabulous thank you.

United Kingdom


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