I last played Scrabble competitively in the days of the Highscore game and have only recently started playing seriously again. It is not like riding a bike - I have forgotten most of what I knew and Allan's book is proving invaluable. He builds up the basics of the game in a natural way which keeps you turning the pages wanting to learn more. The challenges at the end of each section are an excellent way of putting into practice what has been learned from the previous chapter. There is no better way of improving your game than by studying the thought processes of the top players, of which Allan is one. The book is, as the title suggests, full of tips and insights from which most players will learn a great deal. The author has a gift for explaining the thought processes involved in expert play. The book is very well structured moving gradually from the easy to the difficult and offers an insight into all areas of play. I suspect that the top echelon of players would be 'au fait' with the content of most of the book but I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it all Scrabble players. The layout is very easy to follow and pleasant to look at. A very worthwhile investment.