This is very much a book for those new to the game of chess. Once you;ve reached the novice stage within a club then you're probably not going to learn a great deal from it.
But for those learning, this really is excellent. It explains the rules of the game, telling you exactly how the pieces move, the object of the game, and all the possible circumstances under which the game can end (eg. checkmate, resignation, agreeing a draw, caliming a draw etc).
It also clarifies plenty of rules with which many beginners are unsure. For instance, there is an idea in circulation one cannot castle once one has been in check. This book clarfies that, and confirms correctly that one cannot castle whilst in check, but can do having previously having been in check so long as the king has not yet moved.
It then divides the game up into three sections, namely the opening, middle game and endgame. It offers some very good advice on how to play each of these three stages of the game.
It also offers exmamples of play from real games, along with some various tactics that every chess player should know about.
Overall, this is excellent reading for somebody new to the game of chess.