I live in Texas where, all too often, bread tends to be sweet (yuk!) so I wanted a book with tasty British-style recipes. Every recipe I've made from this book has been a success. The measurements are given to suit all styles (grams, ounces, cups), as are the oven temperatures (C, F, gas mark).
I've made all of the following, and can recommend them all:
-Home-style Wholemeal Bread (my husband's current favourite for toasting)
-Floury White Baps
-Scottish Baps (the absolute best things to pair with home-made burgers, also wonderful for bacon butties)
-pizza dough from the Pancetta, Pepper & Olive Pizzas recipe
-Pesto Parmesan Pull-Apart
There are still many recipes I'm interested in trying (Garden Herb Bread; Sun-Dried Tomato Bread; Greek Black Olive Bread; Cheese & Olive Bread; Rosemary Ciabatta rolls and more), so this is one book that has well been worth the price.
This book covers pretty much all your breadmaking needs, including ten gluten-free recipes.
I also own Beth Hensperger's book The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook: A Master Baker's 300 Favourite Recipes for Perfect Every Time Bread - from Every Kind of Machine (Non)
and I have to say that I don't use it as much as I use this one.
Perhaps the biggest compliment I can give this book is that several of my friends have been inspired to buy a bread machine based on tasting the recipes that came out of it (no amount of praise can do the Scottish Baps justice).