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Interview with Cas Lester

I have two favourite pens. Please don’t make me choose between them. I can’t, any more than I could choose a favourite child. Because both the pens were given to me by (two of) my children. Funnily enough they’re quite similar – the pens, not the children. Although, come to think of it, there is… Continue reading Interview with Cas Lester

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Interview with Kate Wiseman

My favourite pen is my Montegrappa fountain pen. It’s a lovely weight in my hand and it writes beautifully (unlike me). It came in a posh box and it’s engraved with my name, although I don’t know if that will come out in the photos. It was a runner-up prize in the first writing competition… Continue reading Interview with Kate Wiseman

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Interview with Solange Hando

As a travel writer, I use pens for note-taking on the road but I couldn’t say I have a favourite, the cheaper the better. Likewise for note books, size, practicality and price matter more than looks. During the day, I carry a jotter pad for brief, often barely legible notes which I transfer long-hand into… Continue reading Interview with Solange Hando

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Interview with Eve Ainsworth

I always write in pen and it has to be black and very smooth. I can’t bear pens that snatch on the paper. Nor do I like it when they smudge too easily. Papermate flexigrip is a regular, cheaper favourite that I keep in my bag at all times (I go through pens very easily… Continue reading Interview with Eve Ainsworth

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Interview with Peter Bunzl

One of my favourite pens is the Parker cartridge fountain pen. It’s what I used to write with at school. So it has nostalgia value but it’s also great for sketching. I love drawing with it because the ink is water-soluble so you can lick your finger and smudge shadows into your artwork. Its great… Continue reading Interview with Peter Bunzl