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James May's Man Lab: The Book of Usefulness Hardcover – 13 Oct 2011


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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (13 Oct 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444736302
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444736304
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 2.6 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 193,737 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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James May is a writer, broadcaster and co-host of Top Gear on BBC2. He writes a weekly column in the Daily Telegraph and has presented series for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky.

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If you are looking for a DIY book which tackles basic household repairs and projects, consider this one. May's wit and genuine interest makes the book a delight to read. (Manly Daily, Australia)

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Accompanying James May's 6 part prime time TV series - his mission to save modern man...

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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Marcia on 15 Oct 2011
Format: Hardcover
After buying this book for my dad as a birthday present (he is a big fan of James May) I thought Id have a look through before wrapping it up. This book really is very good. Its informative, fun, accessible and a great read. The illustrations are super and really set the tone. It surpasses all expectations. I thought it would be predictable but its not. Well done James for giving us a thorough, well researched, well written book of usefulness! I urge everyone to buy it, read it and pass it on!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Louloubelle on 17 Jan 2012
Format: Hardcover
My 16-year-old son absolutely loves this book. He has been an avid fan of the series on television so I bought this book as a stocking filler for Christmas. It contains some of what was covered in the TV programmes but also a lot of new and different things.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wilson on 29 May 2013
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great book and anyone can read it with ease. lots of diagrams and interesting things to look at and store in your memory bank
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By moorekaren on 12 Jan 2013
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I bought this for my brother in law who doesnt know how to do anything but write with his hands (hes a writer). My sister has to do all the usefulness things so i thought it would get him started
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In true manlab style I thumbed through this august tome whilst toasting my feet at the fire in my local with a foaming pint of best at my elbow. My regular chortles and occasional guffaw (top word that) drew disapproving glares from the nearby cribbage team embroiled in what was clearly a grudge match. The best way to describe the effect of the book on my wishy washy new man thinking was that of being in receipt of a damned good, straight down the line, talking to from a worldly wise uncle. The next day, duly inspired, I strode manfully down to the foot of my garden and 'sorted out' the huge trampoline that had been slowly falling apart for years. And, yes James, I WAS wearing overalls - in a rather dapper shade of claret. BUT, the trampoline did not, as I had intended, go to the local dump, oh no sir! Together with parts of a redundant barbie, I re-purposed the steel frame to create a seating area for a fire pit to enable NO.1 son and buddies to sit and do that essential teen male bonding thing, which will perchance lead to a new generation of manlab devotees. Nothing quite so manly as messing about with fire...Bless you Mr May for shaking me out of my wimp-like torpor!
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By AS on 26 Dec 2013
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It's a book. A very good book. Good condition with only a little tear on the front cover, otherwise fine. Quick delivery. Love James May.
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By Eva Bernal on 15 Sep 2013
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I bought this book as a present for a friend and he loved it, was talking about the book for weeks afterwards.
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By L.Smith on 28 Jun 2013
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My husband was thrilled as he loved the show. Made a great Father's Day present. I've even had a look through and found it really interesting and humorous too
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