It's a pretty good book - my only argument with it is that it's American and hence uses American yarns. There's no easy way to convert them to yarns you can get in the UK and Europe, because the US uses a different weighting system to us. That pretty much means that the patterns in the book aren't a great lot of use to a beginner. Yarn subbing is something you pick up with practice, frustration and an awful lot of yarn-fondling and tension squares. For me particularly, with no good local yarn shop (I'm stuck with Hobbycraft or buying online) that's hard work.
My inheiritance hooks are lovely - very tiny steel hooks, in the main. I've enjoyed doing some miniature work with them.