This is the first cookbook I purchased when I was 19 and living in NZ.
It has some great ideas for all sorts of gatherings and all simple and fast to make. This plum cake is from the book, the recipe makes two cakes and you can freeze it for a rainy day. A great book for beginners and I still enjoy going back to it (many, many years down the track!). A good cookbook is one that stands the test of time.
Annabel Langbein has a website, but I am not sure where you can get this book now.