Friday, April 5, 2013

What's All the Fuss Over a Pen?

The Bronte Blog has posted about some Bronte-related pens that are available for purchase.

So what's all the fuss over some handmade wooden pens, you say? I'll try to explain without jumping out of my seat -- There are three pens available to buy, each one named for one of the sisters. Henceforth, the "Charlotte Bronte Pen" / the "Emily Bronte Pen" / and the "Anne Bronte Pen."

The pens are made with wood taken from either Haworth Parish Church, where Emily and Charlotte are both buried, taken from a church pew, or wood from the schoolroom where the sister's famously taught their pupils (wood taken from a window sill).

I have already secured one of the pens for myself, and I wonder if you can guess which one I chose. It was a hard choice, but I finally decided on one. I wish I could have justified one of each, but I couldn't. When my pen arrives, I'll share with you which one I got. I'll leave comments on if you want to be brave and guess what I chose.

These pens are limited, of course, when they are gone they are gone. If you love the Bronte's and want a connection to their past you might want to check them out before they disappear. You'll find them at YorkandBeyond.


  1. My guess is:Emily Bronte pen..

  2. Agnes, thanks for your guess!

    My pen has shipped, so hopefully it will be here soon and I'll post pics of which one it is!

    Would love to hear some more guesses...

  3. I would get the Emily Brontë pen. I'd love to get one of these, and they're very reasonably priced. However, I would probably just drop it from a tree or lose it somewhere, and I could never forgive myself for that, so I'll just stick with the fountain pen I already have. I can't wait for pictures!

  4. Grace - I know I'll be so sad if I ever lose it. I probably won't use it as a pen, sadly. I want to keep it new.

  5. Yes, Emily was my choice! here is more~