This is the second copy of this book I have had, as my original copy was glued together with various foodstuffs from several baking sessions with my children over the years. It has been the inspiration for many a lovely meal, I have had success with every recipe I have ever attempted, and before I bought this book, as a first cookbook when I left home, I had not really had much experience of cooking. The recipes are easy to follow, and cover the basics such as a Sunday roast and Victoria sponge to Bread and fancy cakes. I have just ordered 3 copies as my kids have been begging me to part with my old copy so that they can have it when they leave home, but I don't think I could live without it. We now have a clean copy each thanks to amazon.