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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: Gwen Millington
On: Monday 10 April, 2017

I love the books you write, the characters you create and bring to life and the many hours of great reading your books provide.
United Kingdom

From: Dick Gookin
On: Monday 17 April, 2017

So looking forward to 'A Column of Fire'.

United States

From: Ronald Leger
On: Monday 17 April, 2017

Can't wait to read ‘A Column of Fire’....
I read ALL your previous books, mostly in English, some in French.

All the best.


From: James Kiehle
On: Sunday 23 April, 2017

When I was about to enter high school, my teacher asked me what I wanted be when I grew up and I replied, "A novelist." Years passed and I became a magazine art director instead and forgot my earlier pronouncement until 1980 or so when I picked up ‘Eye of the Needle’ and did not stop reading it all day and night. I found I was pacing the apartment while reading to the end, absolutely engrossed and saying ohmigodohmygod until the last page. I knew at that moment that I wanted to again write. Now I do. And it was your inspiration. Right now I have finished 611 pages of ‘Fall of Giants’ and feel the same as my first reading of ‘Eye’. Looking over your titles, I realized that I have happily read most of them. So I want to thank you. I may never inspire the kind of breathless anticipation that your work inspires but I wanted to thank you for all of your work and for showing your mastery of writing compelling, brilliantly researched stories that connect your readers with believable, compelling history. You are the finest writer and deserve all the accolades and success that you have.

Thank you so much, Mr Follett!

United States

From: Richard Brow
On: Friday 28 April, 2017

I have read ‘The Pillars of the Earth’, the second book of that series, also all the books of the Century series, spent the winter doing this and now my wife is reading all of them, I have never enjoyed any book as I have these, thank the lord we have writers like you!!! Thanks!!

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