Years ago he signed my copy of Mefisto, and I see his distinctive handwriting hasn’t changed. Are there any graphologists out there who would care to decipher his personality from his elegant copperplate?Read more "Banville in the Borders"
Big Ears sat on a chair outside his toadstool, slumped and exhausted like an enormous, docile creature, a mastodon, say, after its rut, baffled at itself. Noddy looked at his friend, at the frothy beard and russet cheeks and drinker’s nose. He looked for all the world like a portrait by a minor Dutch painterRead more "Baffled in Toyland: A Noddy Adventure, as told by John Banville"