This book is beautifully put together, from content to cover - just looking at the silver writing inscribed on the black, & untying the ribbon puts you in the mood for mystery & magick! De Pulford has presented this collection of spells from around the world, & interspersed it with facts, history & other related things, as well as dividing it all into nice, neat little sections. She has included several spells which are in sealed sections with the warning that they are only to be used in an emergency. Of course, the reader is compelled to jump straight to these sections to see what they're all about, but that's part of the charm, isn't it? The spells are simple & fun to follow with almost all the ingredients readily available. In short, this book is essential for any Witch's bookshelf - if only to make it look more beautiful!