Thank you, all the reviewers before me who made it seem like a good idea to buy this book. I've got to learn some basic Latin for a Ph.D I'm starting this autumn, so I thought I'd scour the Amazon site for some idea of where to start. This book stood head and shoulders above all the rest from the recommendations, so I took the plunge and bought it. And what a marvellous book it is! I'm already on chapter 4 of the 20 chapters, and I'm really loving it. I've never thought of myself as much of a linguist, but NOW I understand what cases are, NOW I know what a declension is and NOW I can start to understand why Latin is so very important for everyone whose first language is English. At this rate I'll go on and do a GCSE in Latin, and once I've finished this book I think I'll start the Greek one, as I've always wanted to read the Greek Classics in the original. This book makes me feel as if the world is my oyster and that I'm a gifted linguist, and if it can do that , it MUST be good. Go ahead and have a go, I promise you won't be disappointed.
Peter Jones for Secretary-General of the United Nations, President of the World Bank, Governor-General of the bank of England and the next John Steed!