Very pretty book, but the text is minute. If you purchase this book (and i presume others like this), then either be sure to have good vision or invest in a page magnifier. I found it quite charming, the images delightful. delivery from U.S was a few weeks. The book contains a few recipes and some gift ideas of things to make and do for others, not all costing money, but it is really something of a whimsy of a book. If i read it or just flick through it in December each year, then it will have been worth the price i paid. Though before next December comes around i am definitely going to purchase a page magnifier!