Shelving the books?


Sir, – Most people in book publishing will not have been surprised to see that more than half the shelf space in the photograph accompanying Sinead Gleeson’s feature (“Women gaining power, page by page”, Arts Ideas,August 14th) contains not books, but DVDs and videos.

And the young woman stretched on the carpet is, mysteriously, reading what appears to be a book-keeper’s ledger. Was the image chosen to tell us something you thought we mightn’t have known? – Yours, etc,


Upper Glenageary Road,

Glenageary, Co Dublin.