I am not preparing for A level maths exams, and I'm well into retirement. But some years ago I decided to revisit my interest in mathematics, having passed A levels in pure maths and applied maths (mechanics) 50 years ago. I am interested in seeing how the teaching of maths has changed from those far-away days when, in general, it was so poor (both in the grammar schools and in the universities). There were few, if any, concessions to a slow learner, to the plodder who would get there in the end with the right help. A level maths books were badly structured. A level maths lessons tended to throw the student in at the deep end. If you were mathematically-gifted that was not a problem. You passed your A level exams despite the efforts of the teachers. Nowadays, maths books for A level students bear little comparison with the stodgy, turgid (and for many incomprehensible) A level books of 50 years ago. The present book is so well-structured and comprehensible that it is hard to see how any A level maths student today could fail to pass the exam if he or she devoted a modest amount of work to the task. The superior quality of books like the one reviewed here may explain the higher pass rates today compared with 50 years ago. Maybe the A level exams in maths are a bit easier today. It's hard to say. The teaching of A level maths appears to be quite superior today to what it was in former times; and learning is supported by quality revision texts like the one under review.