"Literature" is a great little book for those wishing to start utilising literature in the classroom. The book is arranged into broad sections with a variety of texts and activities that can be done with a class.
There would be very little preparation for the tasks themselves, other than photocopying. One would need to provide some supplementary work to go with the activities and texts, which would make them all the more useful.
The "Starting Points" section is mainly shorter texts to get the class started in using literature. The "General Approaches" section gives ideas that can be used with other texts, though with a sensitivity to the text type and its suitability to the activities. The "Developing Ideas" section brings a more personalisation to the task, which more input required from the students. The final "Over to You" section gives ideas on bringing out the language of the text. There is an appendix, as well, so that you can take some ideas and use them with texts of your own choice.
Overall, this is a pretty good book. I think it is a useful addition, coupled with one's own development of texts.