Torchon Lacemaking, a Manual of Techniques, by Elizabeth Wade.
Soft cover, 176 pages, black and white with colour cover.
ISBN 1 85223 979 4
Everything a beginner should know about Torchon. Chapters on Threads, Preparation, Making Lace, Mounting Lace, Pattern Adaption, Variations on a Theme, Designing Lace, with special chapters at the end of some Downton Torchon designs, some Torchon specifically for frills and garters, and Christmas lace.
This is my favourite beginners book, and I can personally recommend it. It contains a wealth of additional hints and tips, plus lots and lots of designs to try.