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Full of interesting facts and trivia
on 3 November 2012
I've bought this for a friend who loves his shed, but also has a good sense of humour and enjoys books with interesting facts, anecdotes and trivia.
I haven't read it all myself but have flicked through, and must admit that there is plenty of interest for even a non-shed owner. There are 12 chapters after the introduction with titles such as 'Sheds in the news', 'Specialitiy Sheds' and 'Sheds in the movies'. Interspersed throughout are interesting shed facts - including that there are at least 52 Grade II listed sheds in England and Wales, and sheds are feared in Slavic folklaw. The book also reveals that businesses such as IKEA, Harley Davidson and Hewlett-Packard started out in sheds, and were places where Marie Curie carried out her research.
A fascinating read, I would recommend it to anyone - or as a gift for anyone - who is similar to my friend.