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Interview with Bella Osborne

My favourite pen is a very special one, which my husband bought for me when I signed my first contract. It is a special edition Montblanc ballpoint pen called Princess Grace de Monaco (they call it that, not me!) It is a beautiful dark purple, which is my favourite colour and has a lovely weight… Continue reading Interview with Bella Osborne

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Interview with Donna Vann

The smell of pencils and paper is the smell of my childhood. Every day after school I would walk down the long hill to the centre of our small Texas town, where my mum managed a shop selling stationery and office machines. So it’s not surprising I have a complex relationship with office supplies. For… Continue reading Interview with Donna Vann

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Interview with Julie Caplin

The way a pen writes is the most important thing to me. My absolute favourite is a bright pink Ted Baker pen, complete with its own case, which a work colleague bought for me a couple of years ago.  It writes beautifully and it goes everywhere with me in my handbag. Given my propensity for… Continue reading Interview with Julie Caplin

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Interview with Margaret Bateson-Hill

I prefer pen to pencil, but actually anything that writes – so if it’s a pen the ink needs to flow evenly, or a pencil it needs to be sharp. I have a dreadful habit of picking up biros that give up halfway through a sentence or pencils that are nearly worn down. As any… Continue reading Interview with Margaret Bateson-Hill

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Interview with Helen Peters

I always use black Papermate Flexigrip Ultra pens. They’re really comfortable to write with and very reliable. I never go anywhere without two (in case one runs out – heaven forbid!) in my pocket or bag. Over the years, I’ve unconsciously developed a ‘Goldilocks’ system of notebooks. I always have a small, medium and large… Continue reading Interview with Helen Peters