I bought this book as an early holiday present for my 'bike-mad' partner as we have a trip coming up & he always needs a book for the plane journey. It was very well received & in the condition as described. I can't comment on the story as I won't be reading it... sorry!
For the price these shoes are well made and more than adequate for moderate walking. I wrongly took the advice of previous customers and ordered a size larger than I would normally take... Subsequently the shoes are too long in the foot so I'm having to wear thick socks to fill the gap at my toes. I have fairly slim feet and the width is fine for me.