Book Review: The Broons

The Broons Calender 2014
The Broons Calender 2014
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This book is braw! That’s brilliant to the English among us! Famous as the head of Sunday Post cartoon strip The Broons, Maw Broon, knows how to make a mean afternoon tea.

And this delightful pocket-sized book is filled with fancy Scottish recipes for afternoon tea, created by Maw and her pals, the Glebe Street afternoon tea ladies.

There are 100 recipes to choose from, ranging from swiss roll to apple turn-overs and 12 illustrated recipe cards to keep you entertained. And when you have finished cooking, you can enjoy a cup of tea and sit down and read a tongue in cheek look at afternoon tea etiquette using good old fashioned Scottish Broon humour – a cracking stocking filler this Christmas.

And if The Broons are a favourite, then a cleverly created Christmas card will have you chuckling. Based on the 12 Days of Christmas, the poem is written in Broons style, with lovely illustrations and plenty of Scots dialect!

To round off The Broons, there is a nostalgic and cheerful calendar to see you through 2014. Containing classic strips from cartoonist Dudley Watkins, it’s a wonderful addition to the kitchen and also contains Canadian, Australian and New Zealand key dates, if you fancy sending one overseas.

Maw Broon’s Afternoon Tea Book, Commonwealth and Empire Edition of the Nation’s Favourite Afternoon Tea Recipes, £7.99, The Broons Twelve Signs of Christmas poem, £2.99 and The Broons calendar, £6, www.waverley-books.co.uk