Notting Hill Editions - British Home of the Essay

Notting Hill Editions present the best in non-fiction essays

If it's raining outside and you have a spare moment, why not sign up and browse the collection of informative essays and weekly journal at Notting Hill Editions? Notting Hill Editions aims to present the best examples of non-fiction essays new and old.

In the Essay Library, you will find essays collated on themes, genres and time periods. As a sample, look out for an amusing piece by American writer David Sedaris from 1997 called Six To Eight Black Men, and The Duke in his Domain by Truman Capote, a profile on Marlon Brando written for the New Yorker in 1957. Each a timeless representation of a type of essay.

There is enjoyable writing in the journal too. I've just read a piece by British MEP Daniel Hannan called The British - Brutes and Gentlemen. Is he right?

Not currently any essays on the cultural significance of The Tweed Pig.  

The Travel Collection

Notting Hill Editions publishes beautifully presented collections of new writing. The latest is The Travel Collection - three original travel books.

All books are produced with stamped linen-bound hardback covers, no dust jackets, and proper sewn bindings. Well-crafted items, they'll look nice on your shelf and make your brain seem bigger to visitors. If books such as these are so lovely to hold and possess, then they can surely survive alongside the eReader.   
  • The Portable Paradise

    - Through his collection of historic guidebooks, writer, biographer and novelist Johnathan Keates explores the British cultural experience and expectations of travel before the First World War.
  • Questions of Travel: William Morris in Iceland

    - Poet Lavinia Greenlaw contrasts her experience and ideas about travel against selections of writing from the Icelandic travel journals of William Morris, a name most closely associated with the English Arts and Crafts Movement.
  • The Foreigner: Two Essays on Exile

    - American academic and cultural commentator Richard Sennett writes on the experience of political exiles in 19th century Paris and the ghettos of Renaissance Venice.  


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