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Notting Hill Editions – limited editions for essay fans


Serious fans of the essay as a writing form should take a look at two new limited edition box sets from Notting Hill Editions – an publishing imprint devoted to essays.

Each box set, which appear to be simply titled One and Two, were limited to 500 numbered copies and they are crammed with essays of the highest order.

Box Set One features Mourning Diary by Roland Barthes, with a preface by Michael Wood, Cataract by John Berger illustrated by Selçuk Demirel, Questions of Travel: William Morris in Iceland by Lavinia Greenlaw, The Portable Paradise by Jonathan Keates, Thoughts of Sorts by George Perec with an introduced from Margaret Drabble, Table-Talk & Recollections by Samuel Rogers selected by Christopher Ricks, The Foreigner by Richard Sennett.

Box Set Two contains Noriko Smiling by Adam Mars-Jones, Humiliation by Wayne Koestenbaum, A Short History of Power by Simon Heffer, My Prizes by Thomas Bernard with an introduction by Frances Wilson, Wandering Jew: The Search for Joseph Roth by Dennis Marks, You and Me: The Neuroscience of Identity by Susan Greenfield, Journey to Armenia and Conversation About Dante by Osip Mandelstam, The Road to Apocalypse: The Extraordinary Journey of Lewis Way by Stanley & Munro Price.

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