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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: Wanda Urbina
On: Saturday 8 October, 2016

Good evening Mr. Follett,
My name is Wanda and I'm from Honduras, Central America. It's an honor to write you this message. I want to say thank you for writing ‘The Key to Rebecca’ (‘La clave de Rebeca’ in Spanish). I am really excited about this book, I loved it from the beginning to the end. I'm about to read ‘Hornet Flight’ (’Vuelo final’) and I know it's going to be an exciting book, too.

Thank you very much for these incredible books Mr. Follett.

I hope to hear from you soon.


From: Andres Martinez
On: Thursday 13 October, 2016

Reading ‘Los Pilares de la Tierra’ in Bogotá Colombia. Thank you for such a wonderful gift.


From: Laurel Howe
On: Wednesday 19 October, 2016

I just finished ‘Edge of Eternity’. I don't often (never) write fan mail but I just have to comment on how brilliant this series was. You captured the pertinent moments of the last century and wrote about them is such a way that was both entertaining and informative. But the brilliance lies in how you managed to extract and illustrate so little from so much history. Well, well done.


From: Steve Pell
On: Friday 21 October, 2016

Finishing up the Trilogy and wanted to express my view that this is a great way to learn recent history from the coal mine era in Britain to WW1 into the Nazi era and how it came to be so powerful (and not so unlike today,) then the Russian entry into nuclear weapons, civil rights onwards. Great way to embed this history into the brain .... mixing fictional characters with real people and events.

I feel I have a better insight into today's place in the evolution of our country, Europe and the UK from reading this fictional work in lieu of say a specific historical book of a specific time.


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From: Isabelle Fafet
On: Tuesday 25 October, 2016

I've been reading your site because I wanted to know when you will write another book. I 'm missing your books ! I've read all your books. I began at 20 with ‘Lie down with lions’.
I just want to say thank you for all this marvellous hours of pure pleasure !

A French reader.


From: Hal Richards
On: Saturday 29 October, 2016

I was not a reader as a child. My mother spent a fortune on Hardy Boys and sports books trying to get me to read. I avoided reading through my college years and into adulthood. At the age of 34 (31 years ago) I was transferred to a new school as the band director. The principal was an avid reader and kept encouraging me to read by offering me one book after another. Finally, to shut him up, I accepted. The book he handed me was ‘Eye of the Needle’. It took me six weeks to read it. At the time I was reading at only 150 wpm. Each time I returned a book he handed me another of your novels. By the fourth book I was hooked. I continued reading and even took reading classes. Soon I was at 500 wpm. For the last 30 years I've read over 8 000 pages each year. Over a quarter million pages. All because your books showed me how satisfying reading could be. I've read so many authors and so many genres but you will always be my favorite. I'm grateful for your skill and talent. You and that principal changed my life.

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From: Oliver Mayer-Reinach
On: Saturday 29 October, 2016

Dear Mr. Follett,
well it’s been a while since I’ve written you and I have to say I’m sorry for this. I’ve completed the Century Trilogy and I really loved the books. Thank you again for writing such wonderful books that I couldn’t put away at night until I fell asleep with the book on my chest. Looking forward to your next book to come out in Sept. of next year. I live near Augsburg in Germany and I can’t wait to run to the book store to get your next novel. I always have to read your books in English. First of all because too much gets lost in translation and because I’m lucky that I can. Keep writing and keep, keeping me in suspense. Thank you for all the wonderful reading hours you’ve given me.


From: Chris Scudder
On: Monday 31 October, 2016 to say:

Thank you for many entertaining hours. I've especially enjoyed your novels about early England. Looking forward to the next in the series.

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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