Bought this book simply on the look of it from the cover. It caught my eye and wasn't expensive so thought I'd try it. I was not disappointed! The book is so lovely to look at, There are photos for every recipe which some of the better known cookbooks seem to lack lately. The photos are very pleasant to look at too. When baking I always think it is a huge help to have a photo of the finished cake in the book. The recipes are divided into 6 sections, small cakes, cookies & biscuits, tray bakes & bars, fill the tins and special occasions. Recipes are straight forward to follow. Only bit of advice I'd give is a good selection of baking tins is a big help but if you are handy enough and a little creative you can make any of the cakes work. But an electric mixer and assortment of bowls is a must. Every recipe has a little explanation and thought from the writer which I think is a nice touch. The cakes are easy enough to follow and the finish product delicious. Anyone who bakes from this book will not be disappointed, I know my friends weren't. But if you never use the book it is pretty enough to look at and sit nicely on your cooking shelf.