I found this book on a clearance shelf at an Antiques Centre quite a while ago. It was a steal for £1. Published in 1976 the fashion shots in particular are comically dated. I was just a knitter at the time so I didn't even bother reading the crochet section.
This morning the word 'crochet' on my shelf of knitting books caught my eye, and being the organised person that I am (or would like to be) I realised that this book should now be among my crochet books, since I have largely abandoned knitting and can't get enough crochet inspiration.
They really knew how to make clear and concise craft books in those days, I don't even have to get my reading specs out to get the instructions in focus! The clothes may have dated but the colours of this bag wouldn't look out of place in a crochet magazine today.
Though the language may need updating if they were to reissue this book. I don't think the word 'counterpane' is used so much these days.
...and what we all know as a ripple was probably known as chevrons or zig zags back then. It's quite a comprehensive section and includes irish crochet, aran crochet, lace crochet, tunisian crochet, edgings, fastenings, you name it!