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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Anova Books (May 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907554513
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907554513
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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In 1968 Monty Python’s Flying Circus presented a sketch in which a man, a very serious looking man, a composer, was interviewed on a very serious looking highbrow arts show. He was introduced as Arthur “Two Sheds” Jackson, and rather than talk about his music, the interviewer spent the entire time on his nickname “Two Sheds”, eventually calling him by that alone. Now, just 45 years later, Fred Hopkinson comes out with The Joy of Sheds, an entire book on shed culture.

Finally.

Shedding its confining skin, the Joys of Sheds bursts forth with every conceivable use and application of sheds, around the world and throughout history. And all in under a hundred pages.

The book sheds light on an underappreciated subset of humanity, mostly male, mostly western, who like to hide out in sheds, mostly of their own design and/or construction. 28% of shed owners claim they are a refuge from the world. They have turned them into bars, museums, bowling alleys and worse. Clearly, some of them have gone well beyond the backyard shed where the lawnmower shares space with rusted tools and spiders. A lot of writers, composers and other creatives find they do their best work in their sheds, from Grieg to Hirst. They are all noted here.

Hopkinson divides sheds up in relevance:
Shed History
Hidden in a Shed
Sheds in Music
Created in a Shed
Shed Art
Sheds in the News
Shed Lit
Shed Facts
Sheds on TV
Sheds at the Movies
Specialty Sheds
Shed Imposters
and Shed Plans

Each brief chapter is a small collection of anecdotes on the topic, showing, I suppose that sheds can be relevant to anyone. About the only thing missing is a chapter on Shed Widows, though there are stories of women with sheds of their own.
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Bought for a gift for son in law, and he seems to enjoy it. I read and thought it had a lot of good ideas.
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