17 NOVEMBER 1961, Page 15


SIR,—Readers of Leslie Adrian's 'Consuming Interest' article on mushrooms and toadstools may be interested to know not only of Messrs. Collins's forthcoming book but also of Claire Loewenfeld's Fungi, which we published in 1956 and which is still in print. This contains twelve colour plates as well as numerous line drawings; and, in addition to pro- viding clear and simple aids to the identification of both edible and poisonous fungi, it deals with the use of fungi in cooking and gives a number of recipes.

ROSEMARY GOAD Faber and Faber Ltd., 24 Russell Square, WC1