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In Praise of Parker Pens

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There have been a number of recent articles and features about the return to favour of the fountain pen.

I have used a fountain pen since I was eleven. I still use one, actually I still use two, both Parker Pens and I have a Conway Stewart and some 1950s Parkers as well.

I had a beautiful blue ceramic Parker stolen from my study in the House of Commons which took me six years to find a replacement - an exquisite red ceramic - which I lost somehow and I thought I would never find another. I duly did and bought an auburn ceramic and then left it somewhere in Bath and now I have an amber equivalent which I adore.

I must take more care with them...............


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