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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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I received these letters recently, and thought you would enjoy them as much as I did…

From: Tim Cowen
On: Thursday 1 November, 2018

Hi, just read ‘A Column of Fire’. Fabulous read. Best of many books read this year. Great historical detail. Felt like I was actually living the period.

Thank you.
Tim
United Kingdom


From: Emily Knight
On: Monday 5 November, 2018

Dear Mr. Follett,
Yesterday I finished the third book of your Century Trilogy and I just wanted to say THANK YOU. Thank you for writing such a riveting story that captured my attention and helped me fall in love with reading again. With two very young children, reading has not been high on my priority list these days. However, this summer I took a lengthy vacation and happened upon your section in my local library. I delved into ‘Fall of Giants’ and was hooked. I have devoured these three books and loved every chapter.

I particularly wanted to tell you how much it piqued my interest in the politics of the last century. I am 37 years old so I've learned about these events from history books. However, your books awakened an interest in me for a better understanding of global politics that have led us to where we are today. I spent a lot of my spare time these last few months questioning friends and relatives who lived in the middle of the century about the events they remember.
Your books opened up conversations with my family members about the Vietnam war, civil rights, Martin Luther King, the Berlin Wall, WWII and so much more. It was an honor to read your writing. Today I went to my local library and checked out ‘Jackdaws’. My next venture into your writing.

Thank you for your masterful work.
Emily
United States


From: Rob Lofstedt
On: Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Fall of Giants: BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT, BRILLIANT.

Rob
Canada


From: Bogdan Nica
On: Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Hello, Mr Follett.
I love your books, bought almost all of them and now enjoy reading them. I really like your writing style and am looking forward for your future works.
Cheers from Romania and have a nice day!

Bogdan
Romania


From: Lana Jordan
On: Wednesday 14 November, 2018:

Hi Ken, I was loaned 'The Pillars of the Earth' and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed it. It make me appreciate the structures of high ceiling churches and cathedrals . A riveting book. I will be reading more in the future.

Lana
Bermuda


From: Charlotte Hardwick
On: Monday 19 November, 2018

Thank you for your books. They have greatly improved the quality of my life.

Charlotte
United States


From: Francesco Riello
On: Sunday 25 November, 2018

Dear Ken, I read almost all your novels. The best ones are the novels from the Kingsbridge series. Few days ago I bought ‘A Column of Fire’, and I am literally spellbound by this book. You are one of my favourite writers. Keep it up with your great and beautiful work!!! Hope you personally read this message.

Thank you very much
Francesco
Italy


From: Lorenzo Ceccarini
On: Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Dear Mr Follett,
When I was young, I decided to read a book by Agatha Christie. As soon as I finished the first one, I had an irresistible desire to read them all, which I did... I had the same feeling almost 30 years later with when I started reading ‘The Pillars of the Earth’.. and I read your books one after the other with the same pleasure. I wanted to thank you for that.

Regards and thanks
Lorenzo
Belgium


From: Eddo de Leeuw
On: Friday 30 November, 2018

Dear Ken,
Only this year I found out about your novels. I read the Knightbridge trilogy in English - many years ago I studied English and Dutch - and was overwhelmed. The combination of plot, charters, historical context and the way you use language make your books a pleasure to read. Music makes me emotional often. So did several scenes.

A few days ago, I started reading ‘Fall of Giants’, and have already fallen in love with Billy, Ethel and Grigori. I think that your characters, and the way you put them in history, make us understand history much more.

Thank you for hours and hours of superb, emotional and informative literary pleasure.

Best wishes,
Eddo
Netherlands


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