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Interview with Camilla Chester

I don’t have one particular favourite pen or pencil but there are definite types that I go for. I like those sort of scratchy bic biros and the plastic pencils that you push the lead out of. The finer the nib the better for me because my writing is really big. My choice of stationery… Continue reading Interview with Camilla Chester

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Interview with Menna van Praag

I’m the very grateful owner of a Mont Blanc fountain pen, bought by my husband for my 30th birthday. It cost a small fortune and every time I write with it I feel incredibly blessed. I’m also fiercely protective, since the Mont Blanc adapts to its owner’s hand and if anyone else writes with it… Continue reading Interview with Menna van Praag

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Interview with Stewart Ross

For hasty jottings when waking in the night or pulling into a lay-by with a sudden thought, it’s a plain Bic ballpoint. (The kind that ruins your best jacket when it leaks into the top pocket.) For formal letters, those of condolence or thank-yous to People of Importance, it’s out with the Sheaffer fountain pen… Continue reading Interview with Stewart Ross

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Interview with Sue Moorcroft

I’m not going to open my drawer and count how many notebooks I have. Let’s just agree that the drawer is full. My latest was given to me at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature at the beginning of March. I went to the festival to teach a three-day fiction-writing course and be part of… Continue reading Interview with Sue Moorcroft

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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