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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: Helio Fonseca
On: Saturday 3 June, 2017

Hello Ken, I´m living in Brazil and in my opinion you are the best writer that I know. Hope one day to find you in any part of this world to give you a big hug and take a photo for memories. Let me know if you have a opportunity to visit Brazil.

All the best for you and your family


From: Johanne Matthew
On: Sunday 4 June, 2017

Just finished reading the 20th Century Trilogy - excellent! I am a HUGE history nut and so enjoyed the first two books and then the last book takes place when I was growing up and coming of age in the 1970's. I always look forward to your novels - excellent plotting, historical detail and characterization. Thank you for giving this lifelong reader enjoyment.


From: Sergio Murer
On: Tuesday 6 June, 2017

Hello Mr. Follet!
I have greatly enjoyed your books, having read all of them but two.

Anyhow, I have something to share that might interest you. Years ago I read "A Place Called Freedom." Currently, I am re-reading it, but this time in Italian. Well... Last Friday I visited my son's office for the first time. He is a newly minted lawyer. The previous occupant of his office had left a dusty framed document behind a bookcase. Upon review I discovered that it is an original certificate of indenture from England. Oh my... It reminded me of your introduction to the book, where you mention the discovery of the neck ring.

Wishing you the best. Your books have had a major impact on my life. I could go on and on about "Pillars of the Earth." I loved it.

United States

From: Bruce Green
On: Monday 12 June, 2017

Dear Mr. Follett,
I have read several of your books, but it has been several years. Recently I happened upon "A Dangerous Fortune" and was moved emotionally by your presentation of the story.

Thanks so much for writing another book which is much more than mere entertainment.

Best wishes.
United States

From: Lois Carlson
On: Saturday 17 June, 2017

Some months ago I wrote to tell you how much I have enjoyed your writing and that I was in the process of reading every book you have written. Well, as of today that mission is accomplished. I await your new book out in September! Thank you so much for such excellent writing. Besides entertainment, I have learned a lot of history the easy way!

United States

From: Rafael Fernandez Alfaro
On: Monday 26 June, 2017

Hello Ken. Greetings from Costa Rica. I wrote you years ago. In like 2012, before the release of ‘Winter of the World’. Congratulations on all your success the last years with the Century saga. Your are my favorite writer and I truly love the Kingsbridge series. I just want to keep in touch and send you my best wishes from Alajuela Costa Rica, with great hype for Sept. 12.

Costa Rica

From: Nuala Acton
On: Thursday 29 June, 2017

Excited to see new book in Kingsbridge series on the way. Have read all your books. You just can't write them fast enough, but the anticipation knowing another is due is wonderful. Roll on September.


From: Heidi Eljarbo
On: Friday 30 June, 2017

I just wanted to say thank you. You are my favorite storyteller. When 'The Pillars of the Earth' was published I thought it was the most exciting and interesting book I had ever read. Every page had a story.

I have had a dream for a long time. I love writing. August 1 my first novel will be published (I am 57). It's a historical from the year 1660 in Norway, a really exciting time in history. So thank you for inspiring me. I would love for you to read my book also. It's called 'Catching a Witch'.

Now I am looking forward to 'A Column of Fir'e. I hope you will continue writing historical fiction.


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