Hugh Douglas: The
Hogmany Companion (Glasgow: Neil Wilson Publishing, ISBN
So whatís Hogmany, and how
does one celebrate it? The very Scottish holiday on the cusp between the
last of the old year and the start of the new year is an old and ancient
celebration. . Lots of fascinating facts (a variation of Hogmany was
celebrated by the French, Greeks, Vikings, Germans, Flemish and Spanish,
but today it is an essential Scottish celebration.
Read on the importance of
"first footing", and what one should carry over the threshold of your
neighbors, toasts, songs, and recipes.
Joyce Holms: Foreign
Body (Leicester, Ulverscroft, ISBN 0-7089-4004-8)
Irrepressible law student "Fizz"Fitzpatrick
leads mainstream lawyer Tam Buchanan on yet another adventure. Tam is
recuperating from gall bladder surgery, and Fizz suggests staying at a
cabin at her grandparents in wee Am Bealach. Itís purely a coincidence, of
course, that an elderly friend has gone missing, and Tamís investigative
skills might learn what happened.