"The pen is mightier than the sword."
Violet Took was the daughter of Faramir Took, and the granddaughter of Peregrin Took. She was a contributor to the Red Book of Westmarch, and edited her grandfather's ''Herblore of the Shire''. She remained unmarried.
Violet was born in the 49th year of the fourth age, and was an unusually thoughtful and graceful child. Her mother died when Violet was only nine, and she began to look after her younger brother. She was taught by Faramir to read and write, and became remarkably intelligent. At her coming-of-age at thirty-three, she gave mainly paper to her guests, which many were disappointed by.
Violet wrote several chronicles and genealogies for the Red book of Westmarch, and after her grandfather Peregrin's death edited his ''Herblore of the Shire''. She was renowned for her earthy advice and realistic stories.