I did not find that this was the kind of book that you could read from cover to cover. Unlike, for example, Life in Tudor England which I found more readable. Nonetheless I regard Lisa Picard's book a great reference source and very useful in giving detail about such matters as food, drink, entertainments, clothes and health.
There were areas where I was disappointed by what seemed to me to be omissions. In the medical section there was no mention of the sweating sickness for example which seems never to have been adequately explained in any book that I have read and, in general, I found this section and the chapter on sex and marriage particularly disappointing. I am never sure if it is because historians find the subject embarrassing or whether it is only that there is no detail left to us, but I have never been able to find any social history of the Tudor time, or any time up to the 19th century, which carries any meaningful detail about sexual behaviour.
My main beef, however, is the lack of a really good map. There were two very limited and on the whole unhelpful drawings from the time, but a map to accompany the opening chapter was, in my view, absolutely vital and its omission was a real spoiler.