I was very excited when I ordered this book since it looked so good and the reviews were so good; unfortunately, when we tried to use it in a class, we found it confusing, filled with typos, and basically not very good.
For example, any beginning OE book that is intended for individual study should label the g's and c's that are pronounced as y's and ch's respectively. Not done. More over the layout made it very difficult to follow. I can't imagine how an autodidact could every make sense of it unless s/he already spoke Old Norse or Saxon.
I really applaud the effort to create a new, accessible book for today's learners, but Mr. Pollington would benefit from professional advice on layout and currriculum design.
There has been so much work done in the last twenty years on second language acquisition that could have informed this book.
Nonetheless, I want to thank Mr. Pollington for at least trying, but I really suggest that prospective learners use another text until the second, learner-friendly edition comes out.