This book is fantastic for anyone of any age or ability who wants to learn to draw portraits really well. When you first look at the finished drawings, you think 'I could never draw like that', but if you work through the clearly explained instructions then you'll find that you can get a likeness and build up your skills. The book helps with all sorts of basic techniques and gives you confidence to draw your own portraits and develop your own style.
I don't normally review books, but I followed the previous reviewer's advice and bought both books and have to disagree - I regularly enjoy Susie Hodge's work and find her books informative annd stimulating, with a lively enthusiasm that is infectious. I recommend her work to anyone, from beginner to expert!