CHRISTMAS PRESENT CHECKLIST THE HAUNTED MAJOR (‘a golfing classic’)
Robert Marshall ( ISBN 0 7073 0492 X)
(only £2.95 and he can read it in the clubhouse
when it‘s raining)
Great A unthmi/‘er
WEMYSS WARE - A DECORATIVE SCOTTISH POTTERY de Rin. Macmillan. Rankine 8; Davis (ISBN 0 7073 03540) (£45. but it had a good review in the Scottish Field—
and I want to keep in with her.)
Cousin Jane in Canada
EDINBURGH — AN ILLUSTRATED
Charles McKean (ISBN 0 7073 0348 6)
(just £3.95. light to post and will bring back happy memories.) ('oustn Bob
THE SOL'TH CLYDE ES'I‘UARY — AN ARCHI'I‘EC'I‘L'RAL GUIDE
Frank Walker ( ISBN 0 7073 0476 8)
(£44.50 —— for his touring holiday 'doon the Clyde‘
SORLEY MACLEAN CRITICAL ESSAYS
edited by Raymond Ross 8; Joy I Ienry (ISBN 07073 0426 1) (£16 —- essays on his favourite poet.)
and a prasetztfor me —
host stories to read around the fireside:
SELECTED SHORT STORIES OF THE SUPERNATURAL BY MARGARET OLII’HANT
edited by Margaret (iray (ISBN 070730478 4)
(£8.50 for hours of reading.)
Scottish Academic Press Limited
33 MONTGOMERY STREET ° EDINBURGH EH7 51X 031-5 5 6 2796
Neil Gunn’s ATOM OF DELIGHT first paperback of Neil Gunn’s autobiography £4.95
CLASS STRUGGLE bylohn Mitchell hilarious look at the turmoil in Scottish Educaﬁon
SCOTSMAN CROSSWORD BOOK proving that squares can be entertaining £1.95
AVAILABLE NOW'FROM BOOKSHOPS
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Foodies go for faxes. They like their personal files bulging like full stomachs. Now they can feed their faxes with (food Food Facts — 32 page guides to eating in. so far. three capital cities.
A few issues ago. this magazine noted that contrary to reports in a Sunday newspaper. that Norman and Ilill. makers of Filofax (the system which this Christmas is available in a just slightly tasteless reindeer hide bound version). had no plans for an Edinburgh food guide. Well no. but (‘onrad Wilson ofThe Scotsman did. Together with Anna Maggio. a London-based food writer. he has put together guides covering London. Paris and Edinburgh.
Originally the designers' toy. the fax is all about style and in production terms anyway. Wilson and Maggio seem to have realised this. The guides (which also come in stapled pocketfhandbag editions— surely an unnecessary concession to those who refuse to be hip) look and feel good. Designed by leading London designers Minale Tattersfield in tasteful pastel colours they have. in restaurant-speak. an inviting ambience. Each guide covers 100 or so restaurants. pubs and shops — actually not that many. and even in Edinburgh much has been left out. Judging from the Edinburgh guide. however. the
If you are the stay-at-home type who prefers to eat in, you might be interested in a superb range of designer coffee pots available from InHouse (28 Howe Street, Edinburgh). Designed by people such as Aldo Rossi and Richard Sapper, they are as much art as kitchen furniture. Prices range from around £40 to just over £50. The
choices have been well made. with not just good food being emphasised but interesting places. with interesting people running them. Intended primarily for visitors it's good to know that. as in the case of the Doric where its legendary proprietor Jimmy McGuffie is referred to. they are getting the detailed ingredient list to Edinburgh Eating. Just occasionally the otherwise good cross-referencing of entries breaks down. The husband and wife team that run Le Mange Tout are. we learn. the team that transformed Duncan's Land. but because that restaurant isn‘t listed there is no indication where it is or whether the couple still run it. The very best guides stand alone making redundant other works of reference but to a large extent these guides suffice — each has a map. entries have addresses. phone numbers. opening
Espresso coffee makers illustrated are by Aldo Hossi - 3-cup size £46.50, 6-cup size £53.95.
InHouse also stock cups, saucers etc to accompany them as well as furniture, gifts and other items especially interesting since Christmas is approaching. Open Mon—Fri 9.30am—6pm (Thurs mam-7pm); $319.30am—5pm.
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