A most erudite and in-depth article about Hubert Butler has been published by the Irish Times, written by NJ McGarrigle, with one of my favourite quotes being:

"The book is a treasure trove of knowledge, shared with dignity and a deliberate style. The topics are unapologetically indigenous, yet the themes resound universally, in an artful synthesis akin to Orwell’s musing on that quintessential English subject: the perfect cup of tea."

Mention made of NHE and Butler's 'Eggman and the Fairies' and his pan-European mind and 'tactful and enlightening writer' and his connection with civic consciousness.