I think this book came at just over 6 pounds including delivery, which is reasonable, but what a lame description of the lives of saints! Each collected saint description is too short, understated, and very very basic so that you get no idea of a feeling for the character at all. Basically just where he or she is born, year of birth and death and a TINY explanation of what each saint was interested in and when i say tiny i really mean MINISCULE in the extreme. Seriously dull. Very poorly put together text and way under-researched. A waste of money, don't buy it, buy something more comprehensive and in depth!