My First Moleskine

The Moleskine, a notebook cherished by writers like Hemingway and Bruce Chatwin…

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‘Le vrai moleskine n’est plus.’ lamented Bruce Chatwin in Songlines, when he heard the French manufacturer of the Moleskine had gone out of business in the 80s. He would use one for all his travel notes.

Harry Hole the maverick cop in Jo Nesbo’s crime fiction uses one.

P1370098 Moleskine logo

“a simple black rectangle with rounded corners , an elastic page holder, and an internal expandable pocket: a nameless object with a spare perfection.”


P1370100 an internal pocket

The legendary notebook used by artists  and writers over the past couple of  centuries.

A Milanese publisher revived the notebook in 1997. I found mine at the Winter Fair in Tbilisi, I’m not sure what I’ll use it for, notes , sketches or a mix of ideas….

I have a lot of cheap notebooks I carry around with me, now I also have a legendary Moleskine.

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About jimholroyd365

Hi, my name is Jim, I am an Englishman living in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. I started this blog to share my interests, my photos and to make sense of my world. I take a lot of photographs of various subjects, some of which I intend to share here. I collect diecast cars and get the same thrill at 50 as I did when I was 8, when I find a car I'm searching for, Don't worry, I have a separate blog for this hobby. Please feel free to comment and ask questions on what I blog. I am quite new to this blogging, I was inspired by reading a book, which began as a blog of a London Ambulance Driver: "Blood, Sweat and Tea". I hope my blog will be entertaining and amusing, I did try stand up comedy in the UK and had seven gigs before I left to teach English in Georgia. I love reading and so the blog will include book reviews of books as I finish them.I don't know about which direction this blog will go, I am a great believer in serendipity...let the journey begin...
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