"I was a reader of Shares magazine when Rodney Hobson was at the helm before Hemscott got him. I tried not to miss a copy. Hobson's book Shares Made Simple is our perfect guide to the stock market. It does what it says on the tin. The author explains such things as what shares are, how they are created, whose company it is, company accounts, and the London Stock Exchange. He takes his case studies from the market. The overview of takeovers is the best. Hobson has that rare knack of explaining complex financial matters in words anybody can understand. Here is the beginners' guide that was always waiting to get written."