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It's Not Me It's You
It's Not Me It's You
Price: £3.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's not bad, it's OK, 18 Jan 2010
This review is from: It's Not Me It's You (Audio CD)
If you like the singles, then you'll like the singles on here as well. Unfortunately, as with so many albums nowadays, it doesn't really deliver much more than this. Perhaps that's not surprising given the predilection for downloading single songs nowadays. But it doesn't feel better to have the album tracks as well. Some of the swearing continues to be amusing, and the track that sounds like it was written by Gary Barlow turns out to have actually been written by Gary Barlow, which is a surprising collaboration, but doesn't sound like he's given his best work to share. When she gets it right, she writes a corking tune, but that doesn't happen quite often enough on this album. However, for the price, a reasonable purchase.


Men and Sheds
Men and Sheds
by Gordon Thorburn
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £5.99

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Can't get you out of my shed, 20 Jan 2003
This review is from: Men and Sheds (Hardcover)
What an excellent way to imagine you have another life outside of the daily grind. Each of the short articles, accompanied by a picture, explains a different use that chaps have for their sheds. It is well presented and made me wonder in awe at the somewhat unusual spare (and not so spare) time activities of the shed-loving community. The photographs capture the esence of the activities undertaken in each shed, and it is amazing to look at how each shed has evolved over time to be an ideal partner for whatever goes in inside. It rather put my simple garden shed full of tools and garden equipment into the shade. It is a great read to flick through in any order, and gives flight to your imagination, and maybe your motivation, in order to contemplate what your old shed would be like with a lick of paint and a comfy chair.


Men and Sheds
Men and Sheds
by Gordon Thorburn
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £5.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How to get a Shedstart in life, 15 Jan 2003
This review is from: Men and Sheds (Hardcover)
This highly entertaining book seeks to highlight and promote the many and varied activities that are undertaken in the buildings-that-aren't-buildings living in gardens across the UK. The seeming mundanity of the humble shed is blown-apart by the sheer exuberant range of activities, people and machines that appear in these pages. A thoroughly interesting, if brief, read that seeks no explanation or philosophy behind the shed, but simply to show what people, in fact men, do in and with their sheds.


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