Very pleased to have such a positive review about this, especially its practical use in the classroom [from Amazon uk]:
Unlike the vast majority of these guides, this one is written by people who not only are good at focusing on exams and techniques but also know how to write, and can write really well. So in terms of topics and organisation it is excellent – it has a clear focus on each topic in turn, develops logically in sequence and works well as a guide for teachers and students. But its real strength is that as well as this there is genuine flair and natural engagement from the texts chosen as stimulus and also from the tasks and how they engage the pupils. It is sensitively and intuitively written and compiled. We’ve used it in the English department I teach at very successfully with students of a wide range of abilities who have all related to it very well; it has been fantastic. Strongly recommend.