This is a fantastic book on Mild Ale. I spent several years living in the West Midlands of the UK, and developed a taste for Mild Ale, but after moving back to Australia I could not find a local beer like it. I started brewing my own beer 12 months ago to try and get something like what I used to drink in the UK, but have been frustrated by lack of recipes and infomation avaliable locally. This book really hits the spot, it gives some history and back story to the subject without becoming boring. The stlye of writing is light and easy to read, the history is interspersed with technical info on brewing but neither overpowers the other. You can tell that the author is really passionate about the subjet, and has reserched it meticulously, this book answered nearly all my questions on brewing mild ale.