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Joy of Sheds

£9.99
  • Collection of tales that chronicle man's need for his own small space
  • Written by Frank Hopkinson who has owned a variety of sheds over the years
  • Would make a great novelty present for your Dad or grandad
  • Chapters include 'Shed Experience', 'Pimp Your Shed', and 'The Genus Shed'
  • Comprising 160 pages of Shed Facts

Need it in a hurry? Order in the next and select the Express Delivery option for delivery by Only £5.00.

Standard tracked delivery delivered in 2 - 4 working days. Free over £40, or £3.00.

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Because of Covid-19 safety precautions, some deliveries may take 1 to 2 days longer than expected. We ask for your patience on this and thank you for your understanding

Joy Of Sheds
Joy Of Sheds

Let 's face it when men reach a certain age they start to gravitate towards the shed. Even spending days on end out there. Many will install their creature comforts in there such as a tele, armchair, mini bar- in fact the garden shed has become a room in its own right. If you know a man who cherishes his own company in the comfort of a small tin or brick building at the back of the garden then the Joy of Sheds makes the ideal gift book.

The Joy of Sheds is a shed miscellany that chronicles man's need for a small space on his own. It's a humorous look at every aspect of the shed experience, mixed with shed facts and some practical information too.

Many famous people have created genius things in their sheds. Inventor Trevor Baylis thought up the clockwork radio in a shed, George Bernard Shaw wrote Pygmalian in one and Dylan Thomas would compose poetry in his. The average UK male does not tend to devote his shed to poetry, though.

Along with chapters on how to customize your shed into an exotic creation such as "Pimp Your Shed", there are "Shed Facts" - almost a fifth of men have had an accident in a shed, it's the single most dangerous place in the home after the kitchen. Other chapters include "Shed Vision", on the typical items stored in sheds, and "The Genus Shed", which places the shed in the Linnaean order of buildings. "Shed Experience" pulls in shed stories from around the world, but particularly Australia, and there are also tales of the "Euro-Shed". There are chapters on "Sheds in Literature" (Lady Chatterly's Lover and Cold Comfort Farm), "Sheds at the Movies", and "Sheds in Music".

Makes an ideal gift for Dad and Grandad alike and would make a great dipping in book for him to read in the shed of course!

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Delivery Options

 

Due to recent volume of orders and to protect the safety of our colleagues we have decided to put express delivery facility on hold for a short period of time. We apologised for any inconvenience

 

Standard Tracked Delivery: Free over £40, or £3.00 (2 - 5 working days)

Sadly free shipping is not available to the Scottish Highlands, Isle of Man, Channel Isles and Northern Ireland, or for personalised items and items sent from 3rd party suppliers.

Express Tracked Delivery: 1 - 2 working days, £5.00:  Orders placed before 5:30pm Monday to Friday will be delivered by DHL within one working day to UK mainland addresses. Orders placed after the cutoff on Friday will reach you on the following Tuesday. Sadly, our Express delivery is not available to customers with the following postcode prefixes: AB, IM, GY, JE, BT, FK, HS, G83, IV, KA 27-28, KW, PA, PH and ZE. You will be given an estimate for delivery date in the checkout.

Saturday/Sunday Delivery - £7.00 - Delivered by DHL or DPD. You'll need to place your order before 5:30pm on a Friday for Saturday delivery, or 4:30pm on a Friday for Sunday delivery. Just like our express service, you can track your order right to your door.

Click & Collect - Free:  Our Click and Collect service is temporarily unavailable whilst our stores are closed. This service will be reinstated as soon as our stores reopen. Thank you for your understanding.

UK Delivery To: Northern Ireland, The Channel Islands, the Scottish Highlands & Islands & The Isle of Man: 

Economy tracked delivery costs £3.99 and our Express service is £15.00

Europe Deliveries typically take up to five working days. The cost varies by country (see the full list on our FAQs page), but some of the most requested are:

Eire £14.99 2 - 5 working days
France £12.99 2 - 5 working days
Germany £9.99 2 - 5 working days
Netherlands £9.99 2 - 5 working days
Spain £19.99 3 - 5 working days

Personalised Item Delivery - £5.00: For any personalised products, your parcel will be sent directly from the manufacturers that help us to create them. Unfortunately these cannot be tracked, but will be delivered in 5-10 days.

Returns

We offer FREE UK returns for up to 30 days after purchase for unwanted (and unused) non personalised items, and we'll even refund any standard delivery costs too. Because we know many of our products are purchased as gifts, from 1st November to 24th December we extend our policy so you can exchange anything or receive credit via a gift card up to 25th January in the following year. See our FAQs page for full terms and conditions.

 

Should an item be damaged or faulty, please contact us. Our products go through rigorous testing but occasionally a faulty product may slip through our quality control or become damaged in transit. We're interested in making sure you have the best possible experience with us.

Delivery Options

Because of Covid-19 safety precautions, some deliveries may take 1 to 2 days longer than expected. We ask for your patience on this and thank you for your understanding

Standard Tracked Delivery: Free over £40, or £3.00 (2 - 5 working days)

Sadly free shipping is not available to the Scottish Highlands, Isle of Man, Channel Isles and Northern Ireland, or for personalised items and items sent from 3rd party suppliers.

Express Tracked Delivery: 1 - 2 working days, £5.00:  Orders placed before 5:30pm Monday to Friday will be delivered by DHL within one working day to UK mainland addresses. Orders placed after the cutoff on Friday will reach you on the following Tuesday. Sadly, our Express delivery is not available to customers with the following postcode prefixes: AB, IM, GY, JE, BT, FK, HS, G83, IV, KA 27-28, KW, PA, PH and ZE. You will be given an estimate for delivery date in the checkout.

Saturday/Sunday Delivery - £7.00 - Delivered by DHL or DPD. You'll need to place your order before 5:30pm on a Friday for Saturday delivery, or 4:30pm on a Friday for Sunday delivery. Just like our express service, you can track your order right to your door.

Click & Collect - Free:  Our Click and Collect service is temporarily unavailable whilst our stores are closed. This service will be reinstated as soon as our stores reopen. Thank you for your understanding.

UK Delivery To: Northern Ireland, The Channel Islands, the Scottish Highlands & Islands & The Isle of Man: 

Economy tracked delivery costs £3.99 and our Express service is £15.00

Europe Deliveries typically take up to five working days. The cost varies by country (see the full list on our FAQs page), but some of the most requested are:

Eire £14.99 2 - 5 working days
France £12.99 2 - 5 working days
Germany £9.99 2 - 5 working days
Netherlands £9.99 2 - 5 working days
Spain £19.99 3 - 5 working days

Personalised Item Delivery - £5.00: For any personalised products, your parcel will be sent directly from the manufacturers that help us to create them. Unfortunately these cannot be tracked, but will be delivered in 5-10 days.

Returns

We offer FREE UK returns for up to 30 days after purchase for unwanted (and unused) non personalised items, and we'll even refund any standard delivery costs too. Because we know many of our products are purchased as gifts, from 1st November to 24th December we extend our policy so you can exchange anything or receive credit via a gift card up to 25th January in the following year. See our FAQs page for full terms and conditions.

 

Should an item be damaged or faulty, please contact us. Our products go through rigorous testing but occasionally a faulty product may slip through our quality control or become damaged in transit. We're interested in making sure you have the best possible experience with us.

Let 's face it when men reach a certain age they start to gravitate towards the shed. Even spending days on end out there. Many will install their creature comforts in there such as a tele, armchair, mini bar- in fact the garden shed has become a room in its own right. If you know a man who cherishes his own company in the comfort of a small tin or brick building at the back of the garden then the Joy of Sheds makes the ideal gift book.

The Joy of Sheds is a shed miscellany that chronicles man's need for a small space on his own. It's a humorous look at every aspect of the shed experience, mixed with shed facts and some practical information too.

Many famous people have created genius things in their sheds. Inventor Trevor Baylis thought up the clockwork radio in a shed, George Bernard Shaw wrote Pygmalian in one and Dylan Thomas would compose poetry in his. The average UK male does not tend to devote his shed to poetry, though.

Along with chapters on how to customize your shed into an exotic creation such as "Pimp Your Shed", there are "Shed Facts" - almost a fifth of men have had an accident in a shed, it's the single most dangerous place in the home after the kitchen. Other chapters include "Shed Vision", on the typical items stored in sheds, and "The Genus Shed", which places the shed in the Linnaean order of buildings. "Shed Experience" pulls in shed stories from around the world, but particularly Australia, and there are also tales of the "Euro-Shed". There are chapters on "Sheds in Literature" (Lady Chatterly's Lover and Cold Comfort Farm), "Sheds at the Movies", and "Sheds in Music".

Makes an ideal gift for Dad and Grandad alike and would make a great dipping in book for him to read in the shed of course!

Back to Top

Delivery Options

 

Due to recent volume of orders and to protect the safety of our colleagues we have decided to put express delivery facility on hold for a short period of time. We apologised for any inconvenience

 

Standard Tracked Delivery: Free over £40, or £3.00 (2 - 5 working days)

Sadly free shipping is not available to the Scottish Highlands, Isle of Man, Channel Isles and Northern Ireland, or for personalised items and items sent from 3rd party suppliers.

Express Tracked Delivery: 1 - 2 working days, £5.00:  Orders placed before 5:30pm Monday to Friday will be delivered by DHL within one working day to UK mainland addresses. Orders placed after the cutoff on Friday will reach you on the following Tuesday. Sadly, our Express delivery is not available to customers with the following postcode prefixes: AB, IM, GY, JE, BT, FK, HS, G83, IV, KA 27-28, KW, PA, PH and ZE. You will be given an estimate for delivery date in the checkout.

Saturday/Sunday Delivery - £7.00 - Delivered by DHL or DPD. You'll need to place your order before 5:30pm on a Friday for Saturday delivery, or 4:30pm on a Friday for Sunday delivery. Just like our express service, you can track your order right to your door.

Click & Collect - Free:  Our Click and Collect service is temporarily unavailable whilst our stores are closed. This service will be reinstated as soon as our stores reopen. Thank you for your understanding.

UK Delivery To: Northern Ireland, The Channel Islands, the Scottish Highlands & Islands & The Isle of Man: 

Economy tracked delivery costs £3.99 and our Express service is £15.00

Europe Deliveries typically take up to five working days. The cost varies by country (see the full list on our FAQs page), but some of the most requested are:

Eire £14.99 2 - 5 working days
France £12.99 2 - 5 working days
Germany £9.99 2 - 5 working days
Netherlands £9.99 2 - 5 working days
Spain £19.99 3 - 5 working days

Personalised Item Delivery - £5.00: For any personalised products, your parcel will be sent directly from the manufacturers that help us to create them. Unfortunately these cannot be tracked, but will be delivered in 5-10 days.

Returns

We offer FREE UK returns for up to 30 days after purchase for unwanted (and unused) non personalised items, and we'll even refund any standard delivery costs too. Because we know many of our products are purchased as gifts, from 1st November to 24th December we extend our policy so you can exchange anything or receive credit via a gift card up to 25th January in the following year. See our FAQs page for full terms and conditions.

 

Should an item be damaged or faulty, please contact us. Our products go through rigorous testing but occasionally a faulty product may slip through our quality control or become damaged in transit. We're interested in making sure you have the best possible experience with us.

Delivery Options

Because of Covid-19 safety precautions, some deliveries may take 1 to 2 days longer than expected. We ask for your patience on this and thank you for your understanding

Standard Tracked Delivery: Free over £40, or £3.00 (2 - 5 working days)

Sadly free shipping is not available to the Scottish Highlands, Isle of Man, Channel Isles and Northern Ireland, or for personalised items and items sent from 3rd party suppliers.

Express Tracked Delivery: 1 - 2 working days, £5.00:  Orders placed before 5:30pm Monday to Friday will be delivered by DHL within one working day to UK mainland addresses. Orders placed after the cutoff on Friday will reach you on the following Tuesday. Sadly, our Express delivery is not available to customers with the following postcode prefixes: AB, IM, GY, JE, BT, FK, HS, G83, IV, KA 27-28, KW, PA, PH and ZE. You will be given an estimate for delivery date in the checkout.

Saturday/Sunday Delivery - £7.00 - Delivered by DHL or DPD. You'll need to place your order before 5:30pm on a Friday for Saturday delivery, or 4:30pm on a Friday for Sunday delivery. Just like our express service, you can track your order right to your door.

Click & Collect - Free:  Our Click and Collect service is temporarily unavailable whilst our stores are closed. This service will be reinstated as soon as our stores reopen. Thank you for your understanding.

UK Delivery To: Northern Ireland, The Channel Islands, the Scottish Highlands & Islands & The Isle of Man: 

Economy tracked delivery costs £3.99 and our Express service is £15.00

Europe Deliveries typically take up to five working days. The cost varies by country (see the full list on our FAQs page), but some of the most requested are:

Eire £14.99 2 - 5 working days
France £12.99 2 - 5 working days
Germany £9.99 2 - 5 working days
Netherlands £9.99 2 - 5 working days
Spain £19.99 3 - 5 working days

Personalised Item Delivery - £5.00: For any personalised products, your parcel will be sent directly from the manufacturers that help us to create them. Unfortunately these cannot be tracked, but will be delivered in 5-10 days.

Returns

We offer FREE UK returns for up to 30 days after purchase for unwanted (and unused) non personalised items, and we'll even refund any standard delivery costs too. Because we know many of our products are purchased as gifts, from 1st November to 24th December we extend our policy so you can exchange anything or receive credit via a gift card up to 25th January in the following year. See our FAQs page for full terms and conditions.

 

Should an item be damaged or faulty, please contact us. Our products go through rigorous testing but occasionally a faulty product may slip through our quality control or become damaged in transit. We're interested in making sure you have the best possible experience with us.