Hutton's A**e. ( Pardon my French )
A bloggee has kindly reminded Huttonian of the existence of this publication with a rather striking title. Not the kind of book to ask for by name-even in a Gay bookshop-so God Bless Amazon-your fingers can do the talking without embarrassment or fear of derision. ' Hutton's Arse'? shouts the trendy young sales person as you reach the head of an impatient queue clutching their Harry Potters-'Sorry Sir. We don't stock that type of publication. Best try WH Smut next door'
Actually no need for fumbling around on the top shelf of sleezy book emporiums. Its a perfectly respectable publication for those interested in the geology of Northern Scotland, and on Thursday night in the Cross, they talk of little else.
The Amazon reviews are favourable:
''Bought this book on the strength of its title and the backup material on its website huttonsarse.com. Not disappointed - it lives up to its title. Not a field guide, and doesn't assume any knowledge of geo-jargon. But serious heavyweight geology in a lucid, personal, and entertaining style. I gave my copy away to a friend who lives in Wester Ross so now I'm back on Amazon buying another.'
I have a slight worry why the reviewer bought the book on the strength of its title (which it lives up to) :back up material in this context is also somewhat ambiguous? And he (it is a he) was 'not disappointed' I am also intrigued by the website referred to:.www.huttonsarse.com
Musings will have to look to its laurels and Huttonian to his-
well never mind.
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