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Joy of Sheds

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  • 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
Joy Of Sheds
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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!