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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: Art Grueneberger
On: Saturday 2 December, 2017

Hello Mr. Follett,
I've read 'Pillars of the Earth' and 'World Without End' several times each. I just finished 'A Column of Fire.' Bravo on all three. I've enjoyed them all very much.

I wanted to let you know you've inspired me to journey to several cathedrals of the UK. This January I'll visit the Cathedrals in Wells and Salisbury. I'll also take in Canterbury and Lincoln. This will be a lovely adventure for a California boy like me. I can't wait to read 'Pillars' again as make this journey.

Thanks for the hours and hours of enjoyment.

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From: Thomas Rauen
On: Sunday 3 December, 2017

Dear Mr Follett... l think I hate you. Not in the conventional sense, but in the 'this novel is so good I need to read just one more chapter even though I've said that ten times already and it's four in the morning and I have to get up at six for work'.... kind of hate you. And then even worse, all too soon it’s over, the book is read and now I have to wait for the next... how cruel! All kidding aside you are my favorite author. in good company with Leon Uris, James Michener, John Grisham and JRR Tolkien. I'm 60 yrs old and live in Buffalo NY... I loved you using Buffalo in 'Fall of Giants'. My love of reading pretty much started when I stumbled across 'The Hobbit' in high school. I also am very interested in history, so non-fiction is also appealing. I''ve read most of your works, thank you for the magic.... transporting me to another place and time if only for a little while...

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From: Dave Noshay
On: Thursday 7 December, 2017

I just finished ‘A Column of Fire’ and it was as exciting and illuminating as any of the Knightsbridge series. I can’t wait to get back to book two of the Century series. I have learned more from your books than all of my history classes combined!

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From: Ben Miller
On: Saturday 9 December, 2017

Mr. Follett,
I have to say that I am addicted to your writing. I am currently immersed in ‘Fall of Giants’ and would like to thank you for the years of entertainment that you have provided me. I was first introduced to you in an airport book store in Houston, Texas, with 'The Pillars of the Earth’ and haven't been able to put down your books since. I am looking forward to many more hours and days of letting your writings guide my imagination.

Thanks so much,

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From: Cristhiane Soares
On: Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Dear Mr. Follett
I have just finished reading 'A Column of Fire' and might say it was just fantastic, like all of your books. I am even kind of sad it is done, because now I have nothing of yours to read. The Century Trilogy is absolutely wonderful, the best books I have ever read. I’m looking forward to your next novel.


From: Robin Holland
On: Wednesday 20 December, 2017

In my opinion ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ is the best book ever written - I take my hat off to you.

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From: Tom Merrill
On: Thursday 21 December, 2017

Hello Ken. I wanted you to know that through 'A Column of Fire', I have connected with my deepest past, which leads our ancestors back to St. Bartholomew's Day. My family's name at the time was DeMerle (I wonder if you have any insight into that surname from the 16th century), and they were forced to flee France, to England, and change their surname to Merrill, which is our surname today. I want to thank you for jogging a memory that was deep in my mind. It forced me to look back into my grandfather's research of our family and find this incredible information. I have since ordered a few books on the Huguenot plight and look forward to learning more. Many many thanks, Mr. Follett. I am a huge fan and will continue to be.


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From: Gabriel Passarelli
On: Sunday 24 December, 2017

I have read every one of your books, even ‘The Modigliani Scandal’. You're my favorite author. I'm sure you've heard that many times. Keep up the great work.

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From: Thomas Hibbard
On: Friday 29 December, 2017

I just finished 'Night Over Water' and I have tears running down my cheeks.

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From: Sandra Iorio
On: Sunday 31 December, 2017

Wow... I've finished the trilogy. I've cried. Thank you for the story in the story. Both stories were exciting. I will miss some characters... like Ethel...

Thank you Ken. Thank you very much for all the emotions, that accompanied me during the reading of these three books.


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