I was very distressed to read Jane McGary's opinion that the publication of Oron Peri's long awaited book, " Bulbs of the Eastern Mediterranean" might be delayed. I have been much heartened to hear from Oron Peri that he expects publication to be at the end of November or early December. While this is later than many of us had hoped it is sooner than might have been imagined from Jane's comment. I hope it is Oron who is correct on this matter! M. Y.