The wit and wisdom of Jane Austen - Literary Pencil sets by six0six design
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The wit and wisdom of Jane Austen pencil set


The wit and wisdom of Jane Austen. Witty and wise quotes from the letters that Jane wrote to her sister Cassandra, her niece Fanny and others. Five HB pencils hand covered in Jane Austen’s own words. Read Austen’s witty repartee as you write your own. The pencils come presented in a custom designed pencil box.

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The wit and wisdom of Jane Austen


Building on my Jane Austen literary gift collection, I now give you quotes that Austen probably never thought would be published.


For this set I have concentrated on excerpts that show Austen’s clever turn of phrase, her quick mind and acerbic wit.


The perfect stocking filler gift for any bookworm. An ideal birthday present for a Janeite. Or perhaps the best gift, why not treat yourself!


This set of quote pencils was created by taking five of my favourite witty and clever quotes from the letters of Jane Austen. Showing both her and wit and her wisdom! The quotes are from letters that she wrote to her sister Cassandra, her niece Fanny and others.

The Quotes


I could not sit seriously down to write a serious romance under any other motive than to save my life – Letter to James Stanier Clarke


I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal – Letter to Cassandra


You deserve a longer letter than this; but it is my unhappy fate seldom to treat people so well as they deserve – Letter to Cassandra


Next week I shall begin my operations on my hat, on which you know my principal hopes of happiness depend. – letter to Fanny Knight


Expect a most agreeable letter; for not being overburdened with subject (having nothing at all to say) I shall have no check to my Genius from beginning to end. – Letter To Cassandra Austen, Jan. 21, 1801


Gift Wrapping:
Have your pencil set gift wrapped in a page from a vintage encyclopedia and tied with red and white bakers twine and a mini gift tag. (see final image)

Set of five HB 3 sided timber pencils. From sustainable forests FSC certified.
The pencils and the gift box are sealed with a hard wearing matt varnish that prevents the text from fading.

Pencil Length 17.5 cm
Black Gift Box Dimensions 20 cm x 4.5 cm x 2.9 cm

All handmade in Ireland by six0six design