I feel like its given me a great foundation to BUILD upon. It goes into a lot of detail about the basics of bricklaying, laying foundations, tools, best practices and reasons for them. I feel like I have gained a lot of knowledge from this book and can reasonably confidently build my garden walls and informed-ly dream about building an extension in the future.
The diagrams and photos are extremely helpful, especially when unfamiliar terms are introduced, or when it becomes difficult to follow the authors meaning. There is nothing in this book that was too challenging to comprehend after reading over again and referring to the pictures.
Without knowing much of anything about brickwork before I read this, I can guess that my theory of brickwork will probably be well past the foundation stage after I have read and referred to it a few more times, and I hope that I can put this information to good practical use.