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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: Vanessza Konya
On: Monday 3 June, 2019

I don't exactly remember how I found the first book of yours I read (Fall of Giants), maybe it was my interest in history. But I remember that it instantly pulled me in and I couldn't put it down. I have never read such a long book before but I came to love it. I read the whole trilogy and than started to read the Kingsbridge trilogy and I just finished the second book. Can't wait to start reading ‘A Column of Fire’, this time finally in English.


From: Susan Nethery
On: Thursday 6 June, 2019

A sincere thank you for keeping me entertained for so many, many hours with your books!

United States

From: Rick Saltus
On: Sunday 9 June, 2019

You are an amazing author. Love your books.

United States

From: Lauren Shwarts
On: Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Mr. Follett,
I just finished listening to 'A Column of Fire' a few minutes ago, and although I'm sure you receive an immense amount of 'fan mail' from readers, I was nevertheless moved to write to you and tell you just how much I enjoyed your book. I'm from Texas, but I've had a nearly life-long passionate interest in Queen Elizabeth I and the Tudor era. I have read ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ and ‘World without End’ in years past, and my husband's favorite books ever are your Century trilogy (and he has read pretty much everything else you've written).

But, as excellent as your previous books have been, ‘A Column of Fire’ is simply in a class apart, at least for me. The way that you crafted this story rich in historical detail and brought these exceptional characters to life just astounds me. I've been listening to it mostly at work (wireless earbuds are amazing) and in the car; luckily I was at work while listening to the scene involving the Armada. I sat at my desk, unable to move, while listening; if I had been driving, I would have had to pull off to the shoulder of the freeway so engrossed I was.

Bravo, sir. I do hope you'll consider writing more stories set in the Tudor or Stuart periods, but both my husband and I will eagerly look forward to any future novels from you.

With warm wishes for you and your family from Texas!

United States

From: Brian Smith
On: Saturday 15 June, 2019

Dear Ken, I first became aware of your writing when ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ came out on a radio station in Australia. I have since followed your career with deep interest. I am almost finished ‘A Column of Fire’ for the second time. This time around I get where key people enter and leave the novel. Just a thought the time around James II through to William and Mary does not have a lot written about it. Maybe just sowing a seed. All the best and regards


From: Joyce Crawford
On: Tuesday 18 June, 2019

I have read almost all of your older novels. By far, my favorite is 'The Pillars of the Earth'! But all of your novels are great. Can't wait to read 'A Column of Fire'.

United States

From: Mikhail Liberman
On: Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Dear Ken Follett,
Although English is not my native language, but reading your books in English I can really enjoy the truly wonderful language of your books. I also read your books in Russian (this is my mother tongue) , but I understood that this was a meaningless exercise. I am a professor of theoretical physics. I was born, lived and worked in Moscow. Since 1991, I was invited as a professor at the university in Sweden, and since then I have been living in Sweden, and my children live in London. I am a big fan and admirer of your talent and I have a great pleasure to read your books.
Yours sincerely


From: Jeroen Tito
On: Saturday 29 June, 2019

I’m a big fan after reading the Century Trilogy.


From: Donatella Corazzi
On: Saturday 29 June, 2019 :

Hi, I just bought and listened to my first 'Follett book', 'The Man from St. Petersburg' (and it will certainly not be my last). I was wondering, did you base the character of Charlotte on a true person? if yes, I would love to read more about her, she sounds very interesting after having listened to the epilogue. I really liked this book, am now listening to 'Fall of Giants'.
Thanks for the terrific entertainment provided, have a wonderful weekend, best regards,


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