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(1740 - 1795) The Scottish Perspective ROGER CRAIK

He wrote one of the greatest biographies in the English language and has been viewed, almost exclusively, in the context of the late eighteenth-century London literary scene. But Iames Boswell was born and bred a Scotsman and this new biography looks at his achievements from a specifically

Scottish viewpoint.

October 1994 246x189mm 208 pages, illustrated throughout 1SB.\' () 11 494226 9

Paperback £12.95

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The Laird’s Kitchen

Three hundred years of food in Scotland


Beautifully illustrated through- out, this book explores the eating habits of the wealthier

members of Scottish society over a

period ofthree hundred years. From

the kitchen and buttery accounts of

the Earl of Angus‘ household in Glasgow ( 1608 ), to the papers ol‘the dramatist lames Bridie (1905-10), a wealth of evidence is to be found in domestic archives. The author charts the development of dishes using an increasing range of ingredients and methods and includes many unusual

and interesting recipes.

October 1994 276x219mm 12() pages, illustrated in colour ISBN () 11 495230 2 Hardback £18.95

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Tracg cosh Local history


An essential reference tool for

anyone tracing Scottish local history. This guide provides an authoritative survey ol‘the vast range of material held in the Scottish Record Office dealing with houses, streets, estates and farms, admin- istrative divisions of Scotland as well as schools, businesses and recreational activities. It explains, step by step, how to research the material and directs the reader to many other valuable sources of


October 1994 246x156mm

176 pages illustrated in black & white ISBN 0 11 495231 ()

Paperback £7.95

Available through all good booksellers and from HMSO Bookshops

and Bookshop Agents (see Yellow Pages: Booksellers).

Credit card orders: Tel: 071—873 9090; Fax: (171-873 8200

96 The List 16 December 1994—12 January 1995