I have just received this book, and have only looked through it at this point. I preordered this, and had no idea what patterns it may contain.
I am happily anxious to start some of the items I see here.
There are many patterns, 25 in all, consisting of ganseys, arans,fairisle and Shetland Lace, and includes men's and women's garments: pullovers, cardigans, vests, and many short sleeved summery items, which are particularly nice and wearable. The first item I will make is a beautiful gansey called Eriskay, just gorgeous. A large variety of yarns are used, and I think there is something special in here for anyone interested in hand knits.
I classify most of the patterns as classic, functional, and as pretty/handsome garments. The book is a softcover with photography that shows each item well, and everything is modelled by people who look like real people.
Very highly recommended.
One note, though, most of the patterns, except for the Fairisles and a couple of rudimentary stitch charts, have written rather than graphed directions, which suits me well, but will not please some. There are also no illustrations of pattern pieces with dimensions given, so these look more like patterns of years ago. There are some basic techniques given in the back of the book, but these are minimal.