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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: Niels Helmer Petersen
On: Monday 2 January, 2017

Happy New Year with best wishes for a safe and productive 2017. I want to express my gratitude for letting me into all of your fictional worlds, where going to the "Jordens Søjler" show in Østre Gasværk in Copenhagen, was a true highlight of our holidays over Christmas. Just splendid and overwhelming where I was right back in Knightsbridge from the very first second.
As I have been reading most of your books, September seems far away!!! But I will run thru ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ once again if my wife will hand over the well-used book!

Kind regards

From: Tom Townsend
On: Wednesday 4 January, 2017

As a fan of medieval architecture, I recently got your book ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ to read in the evenings on a trip with my wife and children to England and France. We went to many of the places in your book. Please accept my most sincere gratitude for your book. I will certainly read more of your works.

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From: Lynn Self
On: Friday 6 January, 2017

‘Fall of Giants’ is fantastic. This is the second best book that I have read of yours. ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ still ranks as number one. You are awesome!!!

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From: Delatour Zimmer
On: Monday 9 January, 2017

Happy New Year Ken to you and your family. I look forward to your new book. You evoke such vivid 'sights sounds and smells' in your stories, for a total literary experience! Such a delight! such a great feast for my imagination. As a former opera singer, music, art and literature are my great joys. I'm glad you are a musician too. Please keep creating your magic. I will keep singing until they haul me off stage with a large hook!
Best wishes, and my American husband is a fan too (I’m proudly British born and bred).

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From: Brendan O'Neill
On: Saturday 14 January, 2017

Ken, thanks so much for giving back by sharing all your thoughts and tips on the writing craft [in the ‘Masterclass’ section]. I'm truly grateful. Love your work.

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From: Ester Madrel
On: Saturday 21 January, 2017

I must say that even if your books are thick, I prefer to carry it around. They're not THAT heavy ! I loved ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and 'World Without End', and watched the films with remarkable actors (I discovered Eddie Redmayne) I read the ‘Century’ books twice and find them extraordinary in precision and humanity. Thank you very much.


From: Wayne Dewyngaert
On: Saturday 28 January, 2017

Greetings Mr. Follett, I would like you to know that I am reading one of your books, ‘Fall of Giants’, and find it a fascinating read filled with so much history that I originally knew so little about. I can’t put it down and enjoy the time I spend engrossed in its pages. I am sharing this with many friends and family in hopes they will give your books a chance to liven their reading world as much as it has mine. Thank you sir for sharing your gift with all of us out here.

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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