Posted by on Dec 23, 2006 in clairefontaine, notebook, novel writing | 4 Comments


I wasn’t going to post again until after Christmas, being somewhat in the doldrums, but yesterday I went shopping in Brighton and came home with a Clairefontaine notebook – buff faux leather cover, (that’s buff as in hue, for Americans who think I think my notebook has a sexy body) stitched pages, ruled … well, just a thing of beauty, really. All for £3.50.

And suddenly, despite the fact that all around me is literary doom and gloom, and good writers are having their books remaindered, and I don’t even have a book to be remaindered, I’m happy again.

All it takes is something nice to write in, and this novelist is back in the saddle, churning out words. Cheap date isn’t in it, I’m ludicrously easy to please, it seems.

So, I hope you all find a Clairefontaine notebook in your stocking this year, or whatever is the literary equivalent for putting a smile on your particular face.

Merry Christmas, one and all.


  1. Tribeless
    23rd December 2006

    I wonder if I can get a Xmas comment through.

    Thanks for the blog over the year Kay, and I look forward to reading it into the New Year.

    Hope you and family have a great holiday period.

    Mark Hubbard

  2. Kay Sexton
    23rd December 2006

    Oh yes you can ….!

    Sorry, I’m in pantomime mode. And the very best of the season to you and yours, Mark.

  3. B.A. Goodjohn
    24th December 2006

    YOU’RE BOTH BEHIND ME!!! (oops, I’m in panto mood too!). Used to be cheap sherry for me – but anything that picks you up is good by me. Love you, hon.

  4. Linera Lucas
    29th December 2006

    I use Clairefontaine notebooks too, I like the feel of the paper and the way the pages turn, they make a nice crisp sound.


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