First impressions, hard back great but when you open it the spiral spine makes it look a bit cheap. The book it's self is a mix of a history of British beer styles with recipes for each section adapted from original brewing logs. Being a bit of a beer history geek I enjoyed reading the background bits although I've only skimmed through it. The recipes are reasonably laid out but just a few moans. I assume the are all for 23lts as he doesn't state the final volume. I think it's more aimed at the American market as some of the recipes have a mix of 2 row and 6 row barley, never seen 6 row for sale in the UK. Each recipe has a little background history with it as well as a yeast recommendation although looking at the gravity's a little advice on the amount of yeast may of helped. Not all high gravity brews. He includes courage light ale at 1032! Some of the recipes have multiple mash and sparge instructions. Overall a decent book, maybe a bit overpriced, but if you like the Durden park book you will like this one.