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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: Carol Bibby
On: Tuesday 3 October, 2017

‘A Column of Fire’ should come with a warning that you may lose sleep as I just could not put it down. Well done Ken, you're a master of the page turner, I loved it.

New Zealand

From: Jesus Leon Garcia
On: Wednesday 4 October, 2017

I have been reading for as long as I can remember. ‘A Column of Fire’ has been, by far, one of the best historical novels I have read. Thank you for keep writing for us!


From: Robert Anderson
On: Wednesday 4 October, 2017

I just finishing listening to ‘Edge Of Eternity’ on a long drive across the United States. It was a wonderful book that made my drive pass so quickly as I was engrossed in the story, laughing at the funny parts and shedding a tear as the emotional parts. Kudos to a wonderful narrator who I feel can make or break an audio book. I have previously enjoyed the other books in this trilogy and and your other early England series. I look forward to other such books and the wonderful characters you develop that tell such inspiring tales.



From: Apramey Saxena
On: Thursday 5 October, 2017

At this rate I would be reading all your books. They transport me to whichever era you want to. Every moment with your books is a moment to cherish. Thank you. Big fan.


From: Cassandra Renaud
On: Thursday 5 October, 2017

I absolutely love the Kingsbridge series. I was wondering if there is going to be another one after ‘A Column of Fire’. I really hope there is. Your books are wonderful and I feel like I’m transported into your stories when I’m reading them. Thank you for all you writing.

United States

From: Thinzar Sein
On: Friday 6 October, 2017

You're a brilliant author! I love your writing so much. The characters are captivating and diverse. Historical details are accurate and blend well with the plot.


From: Erica Benham
On: Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Your Century trilogy was absolutely amazing and I loved the series very much. I'm rereading the series again.

United States

From: Peter Paxton
On: Tuesday10 October, 2017

Just finished ‘A Column of Fire’. All I can say is, thank you so much. It is wonderful from start to finish.

United Kingdom

From: Mike Pancoast
On: Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Started reading ‘Triple’ last week. I haven't read any of your books in a long time, and forgot how much I enjoyed them.

United States

From: Tramaine McMullen
On: Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Hello, I am a married mom of three. I am in school (Phd) and I love your books. As an African American I found so many uncanny similarities between our political climate in the US and the Protestant-Catholic wars. I finally understood the mindset of people in a way I never have. I read your last Kingsbridge book and love it. I know you put so much into your work. If we are blessed to get another book that would be amazing but know that I am thankful that you share your gift for teaching through stories to the world.

United States

From: Lia Rocchino
On: Thursday 12 October, 2017

Hello! My name is Lia and I study History and Medieval Studies. I just wanted to contact you because I have just finished ‘A Column of Fire’, and I read the other two books in the series this previous summer. Having studied the events touched on in these books in an academic setting, I just wanted to thank you and commend you for how absolutely masterful these stories are. I have thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the Kingsbridge Series, and I did not feel right not expressing that to you. I especially love how perfectly you weave your characters into these true and momentous historical events, and it always gives me a new appreciation for them that I could not have found just in the classroom. Thank you again for this series!

United States

From: Judy Robinson
On: Saturday 14 October, 2017

I have just finished ‘A Column of Fire’ and loved it, just as I had the previous two in the series. The ending has left me to believe there may be a fourth one in the future. My hope is that this one comes sooner , as I am 74 years old and hope to be here to read it!!! Have been reading your books since 'Eye of the Needle' and have always enjoyed them.

United States

From: Printha Pereira
On: Saturday 14 October, 2017

I read 'The Pillars of the Earth' first, but now have read all your books, and you've become my favorite author. Please continue to write these wonderful novels. You're incredibly talented.

United States

From: Mario Nodari
On: Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Thank you Ken! I read ‘A Column of Fire’ in five days! It's a masterpiece!
Please, write the fourth... :-D


From: Mark Smith
On: Friday 20 October, 2017

Dear Mr Follett,
I just wanted to say what a wonderful - and eagerly anticipated - read “Column of Fire” was.
I’ve just this minute finished reading it and was incredibly sad to put it down. I know I’ll be reading it again at some stage.
I just wish history at school was as interesting as your books.
Thank you for writing so vividly with such believable characters.
I love all your books, and I didn’t want to pick one out in particular in your list, but the Kingbridge trilogy is magnificent reading.
Though “Night over Water” with the very erotic encounter in the garage was extremely memorable. :-))

Thanks once again.


From: Nicklas Damgaard Andersen
On: Friday 20 October, 2017

Hello, Mr. Follett

I am writing you this message to inform you that you are my biggest idol in the world. Ever since I was a little kid, I have loved reading and writing, and about a year ago, when I was 17 years old, I discovered your amazing books. I have only read few of them so far, but those were absolutely captivating. I love being transported into their universes whenever I feel like it. My biggest dream in life is to write and publish a bestseller, and you are such an inspiration to me during my work towards that goal.

Best regards from Copenhagen

From: Beata Obydzinski
On: Monday 23 October, 2017

Honorable Author of my favorite books (all your books are my favorite, especially on audio), I am writing to you to thank you for all the pleasure you are giving to all readers with your wonderful books. As a librarian I am in the business of promoting them actively, but I am mainly a grateful reader. I am currently reading your newest book set in Kingsbridge and I wanted to share a thought with you, or maybe a hope: I do have kind of premonition that you will continue with this series in the future, publishing new books set 200 years apart and then it will merge the Century series and the readers will recognize the descendants of the well known and loved characters from both series. This idea sounds very appealing to me. I hope you are planning to do that. All the best to you.

United States

From: Francesca Filipet
On: Sunday 29 October, 2017

Reading your books helps me understand more about people and the world we live in. A big thank you for sharing your stories with me!


From: Raphael Lachs
On: Sunday 29 October, 2017

Ken... I just finished ‘A Column of Fire’. Bravo... another masterpiece! I’ve written to you before and told you I’ve read all your books. Thank you for all your great work. Please... never retire!
All the best,

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