This is a beautiful book indeed. Great photos, attractive presentation, quaint anecdotes.
However, if you already own Dahl's latest book entitled "Very Fond of Food", this is the exact same book, same photos, same order, same recipes same everything. The difference between the two books is the publisher and the book jacket.
I purchased Very Fond of Food first and enjoyed it so much I sought out other previous books by the author. I purchased this book and immediately recognized the photos and a side-by-side comparison revealed they're the same.
Rather than hassle through a return, I gifted this older version and kept the latest reprint.
Bottom line, if you buy this book, you won't need to purchase Ms. Dahl's latest book. If you already have Dahl's latest, you won't need this one.
I'm still giving the book five stars because I love the content and presentation.
However, I don't much care for the growing practice by manufacturers/publishers of reprinting old material and passing it off as new without a heads up. (Although, technically, I guess I was duped in reverse this time).