I bought this book because I wanted to learn how to make those mouth watering roasted dishes one sees on TV. The book has tons of recipes sorted in different categories like starters, fish, poultry, meats, vegetables, etc. The book starts by explaining the basics of roasting and the utensils you'll need. The recipes are easy to follow and explicit enough to know how wide to cut the ingredients for example. All this without extending more than necessary. I particularly like the BIG, colorful and sharp pictures that come with every recipe. It has helped me get an idea on how the dish should look like. Not all steps have a picture, only those that are prone to confusion do.
I have made several recipes from the book and the feedback has been very positive, and I'm not an expert or anything. Based on this I'm thinking of buying more books from this author and/or publisher.