- n a puzzle where you decode a message consisting of pictures representing syllables and words
- The form of puzzle known as the rebus is supposed to have originated in Picardy.
- It is almost 30 years since his "combine" paintingsrebus-like assemblies of every imaginable waste object, from beach tar to stuffed chickens, from electric fans to auto .
- He exhumes such trivia titans of yesteryear as John Timbs, the author of the 1856 best seller Things Not Generally Known, and Ruth Horowitz, the rebus-solving legend who dominated .
- Ian Rankin in Scotsman
He explained: "It was for a charity night at the Caledonian Brewery, and I decided to set it there. It features Rebus and Siobhan, and starts them on a brewery tour. Their guide tells them a ghost story, and this starts Rebus on yet another...