From one pocket, a shaggy brown miniature Teddy, last year's birthday present, stares glassily
over the edge of the pink print.
And there are ample instances of the "wordsmithing" for which Banville is so well known: "A wafer of ice in the wet verge snapped glassily
under my heel"; "looking out at the recently rained on, sun-dazzled square"; "The day is damp and fresh as a peeled stick"; "afraid that if I stopped once I would .
Lend Lease had selected Piano from a global shortlist after two normally sober development execs visited the Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) at Vesima, out of Genoa, and fell head over Zegna heels in love with the whole ideas-praxis-beauty thing that tumbles glassily
down the escarpment there to the Med (AR September 1995).
But surprise, surprise there was a happy ending when patronising Paul won the day and sailed off to the Caribbean with a Page Three girl turned actress gazing glassily
into his eyes.
The suave Italian, having clearly tasted the wine of our country, glared glassily
, said `pardon' and tottered off.
There are families with the makings of a picnic; there are young men with plastic carrier bags from Morrisons and Threshers that clink glassily
Here he has no option but to stare glassily
in her direction.
As my lunch and I stared glassily
at each other, the maitre d' cursed and shouted loudly at his staff, and pretended to be far busier than he really was (although everyone could see that there were only about 25 diners in the place, and his staff were doing all the work for him).