|Unpacking the Box, and German/English versions of the book|
The kit comes in a reasonably sturdy box, with an insert to hold the cards, and the book on top. I was slightly disappointed to discover that this is a translation of Jösten's book Lenormand: Liebe, Glück, Erfolg (Königsfurt-Urania, 2006). As such, the information is a little dated, mentioning the Game of Hope as the precursor to the Petit Lenormand system, without the more recent information about the Coffee Grounds cards. Also, the book is quite brief, compared to his Die Symbol-Welt der Lenormand Karten (Königsfurt-Urania, 2008).
There is then a catchphrase for each card alongside a scan that shows the image and verse. A few questions are posed as thinking points, and then there are brief suggestions titled Tip (general advice), and Love, Luck and Success, with more specific advice for interpreting the card in relationship, money and work contexts.
Although the Grand Tableau is mentioned, the book simply shows the layout and says to read the cards around the Man or Woman, depending on the querent's gender. There are also brief descriptions of how to use the cards drawing a daily card, a line of three, a simple cross and a line of seven, with short, sample readings.
Altogether, it's a solid starter kit, and an interesting insight for English readers into both traditional and modern ways the cards are read following a version of the German approach.