As you can probably guess from the spelling of the title, this book was published in the US. This means that some of the measurements are in cups or ounces, but it's easy enough to find conversion charts online, and I suggest printing one and sticking it in the front for easy reference.
Having been published in 2000, a few of the pictures are looking quite dated now, but I still purchased it as I find it very difficult to find books on the subject of melt and pour soap making (or melt and mold as it's referred to here), which is the craft of making soap from ready made soap base.
The book is actually a very handy reference. It starts off with step by step instructions on making melt and pour soap and also features a troubleshooting guide for any problems you may encounter and advice on colouring and additives such as herbs. There are a huge amount of different projects in here, and each has a difficulty rating, which is handy for a beginner. I don't think this book quite beats Elaine Stavert's `Soaps' but if you're looking for some new projects I'd recommend giving it a try.