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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: Doreen Boyd
On: Saturday 6 January, 2018

I have read all of your books. ‘A Column of Fire’ exceeds everything you have written. I cannot thank you enough for this incredible work. I am a retired police officer and at 64 spend my leisure reading. You are in my opinion the greatest author of our time. 'The Pillars of the Earth’ and ‘World Without End’ we're just amazing. If I could have one wish before I leave this mortal plain it would be to have your autograph. Oh hum, not much chance of that ... I live in a remote part of Devon. Thank you so much for years of enjoyment and learning.

Bless you.
United Kingdom

From: Liliana Raducanu
On: Saturday 6 January, 2018

Dear Mr Follett,
Both me and my husband are fascinated by the important European states' history, mainly England and France, and we have found surprisingly many important details regarding the Medieval history on England in your first novel: 'The Pillars of Earth' and the second one we are reading now.

We are eager to read the sequence of the novel to learn more about your country's history, so turbulent and bloody, and described so vividly by your unique talent. We sincerely congratulate you for the gifted way you have depicted those remote and hard times and wish you that 2018 and the following years allow you to continue your great work.
We are determined to read every book to be published in Romania of your magnificent work.

With highest consideration,

From: Alexandru Filip
On: Monday 8 January, 2018

Thank you, Mr. Follett for providing such great moments... I love history myself, so I find your books terribly interesting. So much information, had to use the Internet few times to check facts, and all proved to be true... Even the Fanta detail from ‘Winter of the World’... Anyway, once again, loved your Kingsbridge series and now I have been enjoying the Century Trilogy. Looking forward for other great historical novels.


From: Allen LaDriere
On: Tuesday 9 January, 2018

I thoroughly enjoy your novels. I have read almost all of them. The first one of your books I read was ‘Hornet Flight’, which remains my favorite.

United States

From: Justin May
On: Thursday 11 January, 2018

Dear Mr. Follett,
I wanted to thank you for your amazing books in the Kingsbridge Series. I recently just finished reading ‘World Without End’ and was awestruck at the detail put into it. I’m sure you are too busy and have better things to do than read the ramblings of a 15 year old. I just wanted to express my love of your amazing books.

United States

From: Marja
On: Sunday 14 January, 2018

Dear Mr Follet
I just want to thank you for all the wonderful moments you have given me through your books! I really love them. So, thank you, thank you!!


From: David Beach
On: Monday 15 January, 2018

I have not read all of your books, yet, although I am working on it. I have read all of your Century trilogy as well as your Kingsbridge series. In my mind, you are one of the greatest writers ever.

United States

From: Linda Town
On: Wednesday 17 January, 2018

I've been a fan of your writing for many years. I've read most of your books and now I'm going back to the ones I've missed. Keep writing!


From: Thomas Jones
On: Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Fantastic wonderful books. Such a master of the historical novels. I feel like I was there. I can't begin to pick a favorite.

United States

From: Shaun Clyne
On: Sunday 21 January, 2018

Hi Ken
Have thoroughly enjoyed many of your novels which I read when I am travelling. I picked up a copy of ‘Paper Money’ to read while I am holidaying in the US with my family. I am halfway through it and loving it and was surprised in your (refreshingly honest) introduction that it wasn’t a best seller. Am looking forward to working my way (slowly) through all of your works which I first started around 20 years ago.

All the best

From: Mary Krug
On: Tuesday 23 January, 2018

I just finished the Century trilogy - long overdue. However, many times I had to check the copyright date on ‘Edge of Eternity’ to make sure you hadn’t just written it. So many passages reflect what is currently happening in our country. If only every politician could read this trilogy and understand history. It sure does repeat itself! Well done. I really enjoyed it. Thank you.

United States

From: Gary Graham
On: Thursday 25 January, 2018

I've read all your books. Just finished ‘A Column of Fire’. PLEASE don't stop writing !!!


From: Mark Tarver
On: Thursday 25 January, 2018

I have an hour and twenty minute commute to work. So I can't really read your books, but I happened to catch an audio version of ‘Fall of Giants’ read by John Lee on a ten-hour Drive to Michigan via satellite radio and I was hooked. I just finished the whole Trilogy on Audible. I love your books and the way you develop the plots, subplots and characters. You truly are a gifted author and John Lee a gifted narrator. Downloading ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ next.

United States

From: Joe Johnson
On: Thursday 25 January, 2018

Finished ‘A Column of Fire’ today. As with the other two Kingsbridge books, I was fascinated and enthralled! Hoping that the story keeps unfolding! Thanks for the hours of enjoyment! The writing of yours that I have read have only been this trilogy, but they have been wonderful! Thanks!

United States

From: Chris Blore
On: Sunday 28 January, 2018

Mr Follett,
Your a master story teller. I have read all your books as my life goes on. Thank you for spending your life giving so many the enjoyment of your books. When I finish one of your books, like I just did ‘A Column of Fire’, I sit and reflect on your story and the people you have brought to life through your words.
I await with anticipation your next book.

Thank you.
United States

From: Alison Rauchfuss
On: Monday 29 January, 2018

My mom and I read your books years ago, each day discussing what parts we read the night before and how late each of us had stayed up doing so! Now she is ill and in a nursing home. She is unable to speak and hardly reacts much to anything these days, so I was thrilled to see her smile today when I told her you had the third book out in the Kingsbridge trilogy. To see her smile was amazing and I can’t wait to read ‘A Column of Fire’ to her.

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