Having bought a new oven and get the baking bug back, I looked through a few books an settled on this and another one. Some of the recipes are fairly technical, and many require equipment you wouldn't normally have in your kitchen. I've tried several recipes already; LOVE the lemon meringue - so much nicer than a standard one although it takes a lot of steps to achieve, but it is very worth it! Also adore the florentines, and the wedding fingers are so nice! As with all books, there's quite a few recipes I don't fancy, so feel a little restricted, hence the loss of a star. Also, some of the ingredients are really hard to come by, and even Waitrose, who normally have a good baking section, didn't have several things I needed. It's a shame the writer didn't give you rough times on baking, too, as sometimes she says to cook until set or thickened, but it would have been nice to give an estimate on these timings. Overall, a good book, and obviously a master at what she does.