Not just a cook book! Jane Lawson's reflections on her childhood experiences - associated with the traditional treats (the recipes in the book) - is delightful! It will open the doors of your own memory; and the noms you can reproduce thanks to this book will become far MORE than the Cobbers, Buddies, and Musk Sticks that, obviously, weren't as profound when you were a kid. This is old-school, halcyon day stuff. Embrace your past. Revel in rediscovering treats that aren't plastic and mass-produced. You won't be disappointed.