This book now has pride of place in my extensive collection of cookery books by the Great and Good of the Culinary World. It is chock-full of chortles and snorts of laughter as well as some truly inventive ways of cooking tasty children. Although some of the ingredients are exotic and hard to come by, like swamp water with dark brown ooze as well as the green slimy stuff floating on top, I find the inventive chef can always substitute with a bucketful of something yummy from a stagnant pond or the local sewage treatment plant. The taste may not be as authentic as genuine swamp water but it will make an interesting variation! Although I hate Esmelia Sniff like poison - the mangey old baggage - I reluctantly have to congratulate her on this collection of recipes and a book which, I am sure, will become a classic of the genre. Not that it's a patch on some of the cooking I've done with children but then I never write my recipes down and they are all the inspiration of the moment - not that Madam Sniff would know anything about inspiration, momentary or otherwise! Happy witching - oh, and cooking . . . .