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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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From: Michaelle Scanlon
On: Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Thank you! I just finished the Century Trilogy and feel so thankful that that you created this amazing work that I am moved to write you. My understanding of the world has grown by leaps and bounds and I feel that I am a better person for having accepted the gift you have given to all of us.

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From: Alana Zimuth
On: Friday 4 November, 2016:

Hello there! My name is Alana and I am 16 years old. I have traveled to many exotic places around the world, including China, Peru, India, Nepal, and more. I have a deep love for learning about history/religion, inspired by my amazingly influential teacher. She suggested that I read ‘The Pillars of the Earth’. From the first page of the book, I was completely captivated, and devoured the book within a couple days. It was like nothing I have ever read before and truly an eye opening experience for me. ‘Pillars’ has helped develop and strengthen my passion for history and religion enormously. Throughout reading the book, I was truly amazed by the depth and content of the story, along with the intriguing historical background. The amount of research that you must have been done leaves me speechless. The characters were portrayed so beautifully, leaving me emotionally invested in the book. I just could not put it down. I cannot wait to read the many other books you have written. I am very thankful to have read such a breathtaking story. Europe is now definitely on my list of places to travel to. Hope to hear from you!

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From: Ted Chastain
On: Saturday 5 November, 2016

My first novel of yours that I read was ‘Eye of the Needle’. I haven't missed one since.

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From: Dhruv Kandhari
On: Monday 7 November, 2016

You are my favourite author. I have read both 'Kingsbridge' books and the whole Century Trilogy.
And they are all the best I have ever read and will forever be close to my heart.


From: Simon Kelly
On: Saturday 19 November, 2016

Just wanted to say I only recently discovered your books and I am enjoying them immensely. I've just finished ‘A Dangerous Fortune’.... what an epic tale. Just started ‘The Man From St Petersburg’ and as usual... it's hard to put down. Thanks Ken, the train commute to work is flying by these days thanks to your novels.


From: Roberta Broussard
On: Thursday 24 November, 2016

Love your writings. Our book club reads your novels religiously. Waiting anxiously for the next one. Happy to hear of the TV offerings to come. Thank you for entertaining and educating us.

Best wishes.
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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