James Thin was a stationer in Edinburgh.

Muriel Spark wrote her work in long hand in ring binders she ordered from James Thin.

Muriel’s lifelong partner Penelope Jardin would type out her manuscripts.

This was Sylvia Plath’s typewriter.  Penelope Jardin never used it.  Ever.

clack clack click.  clack click clack clack.

ring ring “Hello? What?  NO! Use your own damned typewriter!”


clack clack clack clackity clack


She is used to this sort of thing.