I can understand the frustration of those who have purchased this book not realising that it is designed for use in conjunction with a bread making machine - the cover shot shown on Amazon only includes the front cover which is silent on the subject and the reference to bread machines in the product description could easily be missed.
If you do have a breadmaker, however, this is a fantastic collection of recipes, mainly breads but a few cakes thrown in too. Most, if not all, recipes have a variation around the theme at the end - this is what brings the recipe total up to 200. Recipes are straightforward, well laid out and with a photo of the finished loaf on the facing page. Many of the bread recipes use the dough setting only, leaving you to remove the dough for proving and finishing by hand.
There is a tremendous choice, ranging from basic breads to more unusual fare and including gluten-free breads. Favourites include oatmeal & buttermilk, olive & tomato bread, minted courgette & lemon loaf (I have another recipe for this but the one given in this book is entirely produced in the bread machine which is very handy), potato & thyme bread (the variation on this is spiced potato bread), onion & red Leicester bread, tomato focaccia, and fougasse. Fruit-based breads include glazed pear & cinnamon loaf (using dried pears and gluten-free), white chocolate & banana loaf and blueberry & vanilla plait. I haven't tried any of the gluten-free recipes, apart from the pear & cinnamon loaf, but they include roasted red pepper cornbread, sundried tomato & herb bread, and roasted vegetable loaf with wild rice.
Well worth the minimal outlay.