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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: Russell Cooper
On: Sunday 2 July, 2017

Ken, you inspired me to write my first book.

Thank you.

United Kingdom

From: Alexis Stevenson
On: Tuesday 4 July, 2017

HUGE FAN! Your writing style is amazing, I had to read 'The Pillars of the Earth’ in high school for a class and been stuck reading your novels since.

United States

From: Steve Raymond
On: Tuesday 4 July, 2017

You can’t imagine how much I have enjoyed your books.


From: Timothy Gay
On: Saturday 8 July, 2017

Dear Mr. Follet,
I've just finished reading 'Edge of Eternity' and felt compelled to go on-line and send you a note to let you know how much I appreciated this trilogy. Before I do that, I first want to thank you for all of your wonderful books which I started reading in the early 80's. When I read 'The Key to Rebecca', I enjoyed it so much, I immediately read it again - something I had never done before, or since.

Back to your incredible trilogy. Wow, they left me in awe. The way you brought these families to life, across 3 or more generations, and blended them with actual history was just amazing. They are extremely special and you are to be commended as they truly are so moving. My sincerest regards and gratitude.

United States

PS. I'm happy to say I still have 'World Without End' and it's future sequel to look forward too! :-)

From: Danielle Epurescu
On: Sunday 9 July, 2017

Dear Mr Follett, I have just finished reading ‘Edge of Eternity‘ (2 minutes ago). I was worried I would struggle to remember the characters in the trilogy as it was a while since I read ‘Winter of the World’. Your clever and subtle way of reminding the reader who characters are is perfect - it just naturally fits into the story line. You have brought history alive in each book. PLEASE consider turning the trilogy into a quadlogy (?!). I am not ready to say goodbye to these fabulous characters.

United Kingdom

From: Robert Evan Thomas
On: Saturday 15 July, 2017

Fellow Welshman, really looking forward to Kingbridge (3). Am reading my collection of your works for the second time. I never get rid of my favorites, but read them time and again. I find I'm rather particular about what I read and would rather read a known quantity than be disappointed in a bad choice. I usually ask my favorite authors who they like to read. Mark Greaney referred me to several and I was well pleased with his list.

‘Pillars’ and ‘World’ were two of my favorites and your scope of novels has always covered subjects and times and circumstances that intrigue. Thank you for giving your fans an exciting and thought-provoking read every time.

United States

From: Pavlo Sotaj
On: Monday 17 July, 2017

Hi Mr. Follett, I am a passionate about writing and reading.

I've been reading your books for many years, because I've got all of them ... no one excluded! Each book is a journey that you do not want to end. You are my "master" of writing.

Thanks and best regards!


From: Trevor Ramsey
On: Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Thank you so much for writing. Your books have given me an escape from my severe depression and are a light in my life. I'm a huge fan and can't wait to meet you and shake your hand. I also can't wait to read 'A Column of Fire'!

Thank you so much!

United States

From: Marisa Dagnino
On: Friday 21 July, 2017

I have read all your books which i enjoyed each of them!! i am looking forward to reading ‘A Column of Fire’. I was in Genoa last year at your conference and I had a book signed by you; wonderful!!!!

I read your books in English even if I am not very good at writing it, so, please, forgive my English!


From: Doug Domergue
On: Saturday 22 July, 2017

Ken... I started reading your books in the 1980's. You're the BEST and my favorite author. I feel like an old friend is visiting me each time I pick up one of your new books. Stay well and please keep writing.

United States

From: Kay
On: Monday 24 July, 2017

Hello Ken,
I simply would like to say thank you, thank you, thank you. Your beautiful stories/worlds take me away, always to amazing places and I love getting to know your characters. In fact, some of them I feel almost become friends. The history lesson is always much appreciated also, your research is incredible. I didn't connect much with history at school, but you have taught me much about your country and Europe. Just as Bill Bryson has taught me much about the parts of my own country that I am yet to see.

Kindest of regards and I would dearly love to receive updates about your newest works or any other news about you.


From: Crystal
On: Tuesday 25 July, 2017

I have just begun to enjoy your books; starting with the Century Trilogy. I admire your careful attention to accuracy and how you draw so many characters' lives together fluidly. Your books feel very real.

Thank you for the writing advice on your site. I have never seen that from an author and appreciate it. It definitely motivated me and gave me hope at a time that I'm feeling a little lost.

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