Firstly I must congratulate Haynes and Messrs. Leney and Macdonald in publishing this excellent book on Concorde. As Concorde Captain and Flight Engineer respectively, David Leney and David Macdonald are authorities on this subject.
This 160-page book is organized into seven major sections. "The Concorde Story" gives a short history of Concorde and sets the context for the technical sections to follow. "Anatomy of Concorde" deals with the division of responsibility between the British and the French and the major structural components of the aircraft. "The Power to Move - Rolls-Royce Olympus 593" is on the powerplant - meaning the intake, the engine proper, the nozzle as well as necessary coordination between the airframe and the powerplant. "Flightdeck" describes the major panels in Concorde flightdeck, and that of course includes the flight engineer's panel. The next three sections describe the operation of Concorde from the points of view of the pilots, the flight engineer and the ground support crew.
Having flown Concorde on flight simulators (at various levels of sophistication) for years and been collecting technical papers and books on Concorde (of course, not forgetting the much heralded ITVV Concorde videos by Captain David Rowland et al.), I find the contents predictable. Yet it is refreshing, in that Messrs. Leney and Macdonald put the various bits of information into one coherent whole, not to forget their witty remarks! The various demonstration pictures (for instance, on starting procedures), were probably taken very recently, as the flags are over the gauges (implying that the aircraft is unpowered). However, these should not diminish the quality of the work in that they are amply supplemented by liberal amounts of fine pictures of the aircraft flying and in operation. In addition, not many books describe the maintenance of Concorde in such a fine fashion as this book (barring, of course, the technical papers and the literally real manual).
This book should find its position among all the Concorde fans though it means different things to different people. For the uninitiated, it provides a very good introduction on the historical, technical and operational aspects of the aircraft. For the serious enthusiasts, the book is an anchor of the Concorde collection - just as multiplication table is to mathematics students. For those who had worked on Concorde, the nice memories this book bring should give them a smile day after day!
If you would like to know more about Concorde, I suggest that you look out of various papers written by those involved in the Concorde project and published in various journals - BSEL/Rolls-Royce Technical Papers, Aircraft Engineering, etc. - or as books.
I highly recommend any Concorde fans or those who simply like to find out more about Concorde to get the book!