Geek but chic
Notting Hill Editions offer a nice slice of geek chic with their new books of essays, including The Eggman and the Fairies: Irish Essays by Hubert Butler, edited by John Banville (whose introduction is on page 10 of Weekend Review). These beautiful, cloth-bound volumes are compact enough to carry in handbag or manbag, and perfect for reading on the go.
John Banville will be in conversation with Fintan O’Toole on Hubert Butler in The Hub, TCD, on Wednesday, December 5th. Books, from nottinghilleditions.com, cost £10 (plus £1.77 delivery charge).