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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: Mary Clarke
On: Sunday 1 April, 2018

Hello Mr. Follett, I just finished reading ‘A Column of Fire’. Wow! Great book! It had me entranced from the first to the last page. What a great talent you have to write such wonderful books for everyone to enjoy reading. I sense another book is coming in a year or two! Perhaps one of the characters can be named Mary! Such a nice name! Thank you for being such a brilliant author.


From: David Barron
On: Tuesday 3 April, 2018

Thank you so much for the many hours of reading pleasure you have given. You are my favorite author by far, having read all of your books... I think...

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From: Josée De Bellefeuille
On: Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Bonjour I have just finished ‘A Column of Fire’ and I wanted to let you know that I devoured the book! Thank you it’s one of the best books I have read.

Merci – a Canadian fan

From: Bob P
On: Friday 6 April, 2018

I've read several of your books and enjoyed them all. Most recently I read ‘A Place Called Freedom’, and really enjoyed it a lot. I think it would make a great movie. Have you considered that? I'd love to see the movie version. Thanks for your great work, and please keep it up!

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From: Ginny Goodall
On: Friday 6 April, 2018

Thank you for ‘A Column of Fire’. Hated finishing it. Loved the characters and history. What drama and incident. More please.

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From: Robert Sleater
On: Saturday 14 April, 2018

I enjoy all your books. I'm your number one fan! Wishing you the best always!

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From: Jeremy Obadia
On: Saturday 14 April, 2018

Dear Sir Follett, I would like to say thank you! Thank you for fulfilling my imagination, thank you for making history come to life through all your characters.

All my regards. A young French reader.

From: Nancy Lowell
On: Sunday 15 April, 2018

Just finished ‘A Column of Fire’ -- this is your best one yet -- only complaint -- once I start the book, I cannot put it down until it is finished.

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From: David Raetsen
On: Wednesday 25 April, 2018

I've just finished ‘A Column of Fire’ and I'm emotionally drained (as per usual after one of your epics). I'm already missing Ned. I loved how much real history you've woven into the Kingsbridge lore. Just wanted to say ‘Thank you’... and please don't stop writing!


From: Marike Broedelet
On: Friday 27 April, 2018

Dear Mr Follett,
Thank you so much for profoundly changing the way I look at motherhood. I read in ‘Winter of the World’: 'They talked like this all the time. There was no malice in it: they were just brutally frank with each other. They were brothers, so there was no need to be nice.'

Since reading this, my view on raising my two sons (15 and 12 years old) has dramatically changed. I thought for a long time that I needed to interfere in their quarrels and have them behave towards each other. I read the sentences to them and they totally agreed. For them, nothing has changed. For me, it has.

I could elaborate endlessly on this subject. But I feel you understand what I want to say. Thank you so very much for making me understand boys. And I love your books.

Kind regards, all the love and all the best,

From: David Bilton
On: Monday 30 April, 2018

Hi, I was recently given a copy of ‘The Pillars of the Earth’. I have had an interest in monastaries for a number of years, visiting many sites of monastic ruins and have read a number of factual books on the subject of monastic life and the buildings. So to discover your book, which brings the whole subject to life, has been a great joy to me and has widened my understanding of how these magnificent buildings where created and an insight into those who did the building and those who used the facilities. I don't want it to end. The only recompense is that I've got the other two books of the trilogy to look forward to.

Many thanks for writing such a informative and enjoyable read.

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From: Michelle Schultz
On: Monday 30 April, 2018

Hello Mr. Follett!
I became familiar with your work in 1995 after my mom read ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and told me how much I would love it. I was so into the book that my three-year-old daughter at the time used to get annoyed with me ignoring her because I was lost in your work. Since then I have read many of your books. I am not someone who has ever had a strong interest in reading spy, war, or action novels. But you changed that! I LOVED ‘Jackdaws’! Thank you so much for doing what you do! I've passed on the love of your work to my now 24-year-old daughter who can now understand why I got lost in ‘The Pillars of the Earth’, ‘World Without End’, ‘Fall of Giants’, ‘Night over Water’, ‘The Man from St. Petersburg’, ‘A Dangerous Fortune’ ... everything! We love you so much!

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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