If you enjoy cooking and reading with some history thrown in, then this book will keep you happy for hours. A collection of traditional recipes dating between 1399 and 1932 gathered together by the editor,Florence White and first published in 1932,it is as Miss White herself said in the introduction "a practical cookery book for everyday use" and herein lies its charm. Not only do the recipes provide a marvellous read with such evocative names as "The Judge's Circuit Soup", "Stoodleigh Rectory Stew for the Hunting Season", "Colonel Kenney Herbert's Madras Chicken Curry" and "Camp Treacle Pudding" but they all work when cooked. So far I have cooked a dozen which have all been eaten with great speed and enjoyment by my family. We are a bog standard nuclear family,two children,two working parents with not a lot of time to prepare meals but "Good Things In England" has yet to fail us. Florence White was concerned even in 1932 that English cooking was dying out,crushed by "foreign cookery and modern fads". The book was her attempt to preserve the individuality of England's cuisine. This edition has been printed by Persephone Books as a facsimile of the original edition and also includes an end-paper taken from a fabric designed in 1932."Good Things In England" is well worth buying;reading;enjoying and above all using as an everyday cookbook just as Florence White intended.