Richard Godwin reviews Notting Hill Edition's first series of books for the London Evening Stardard.

It's a rum time to introduce a new publishing press – particularly one specialising in essays, often from the unruly minds of Frenchmen.

However, the care that has clearly gone into the seven hardbacks that form the first batch from Notting Hill Editions compels curiosity. Bound in cloth, handily sized for ambulant reading, each would make a handsome gift for the Tube-bound intellectual – but the real matter lies within.