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4.0 out of 5 stars GARDEN SHEDS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN!
This a very enjoyable and funny book, capturing the hothouse atmosphere of a declining gardening magazine and upping the temperature by introducing a variety of exotic journalistic seedlings vying with each other for attention. The strange goings on in surburban garden sheds will linger long in the memory.

Mick Drake author of the comic novel All`s Well at...
Published on 12 Dec 2007 by M. Drake

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3.0 out of 5 stars OK, but mercyfully short
This is a tale about some rather quirky people, who live rather boring lives. Until one day, something upsets their cosy existence.
Though enjoyable, the excessive hype, led me to believe it would be "hilarious." The story is certainly amusing, but I did not find it hilarious. Perhaps, this was because the main protagonist doesn't actually do anything, but act as a...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars GARDEN SHEDS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN!, 12 Dec 2007
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This a very enjoyable and funny book, capturing the hothouse atmosphere of a declining gardening magazine and upping the temperature by introducing a variety of exotic journalistic seedlings vying with each other for attention. The strange goings on in surburban garden sheds will linger long in the memory.

Mick Drake author of the comic novel All`s Well at Wellwithoute.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK, but mercyfully short, 1 Dec 2004
This is a tale about some rather quirky people, who live rather boring lives. Until one day, something upsets their cosy existence.
Though enjoyable, the excessive hype, led me to believe it would be "hilarious." The story is certainly amusing, but I did not find it hilarious. Perhaps, this was because the main protagonist doesn't actually do anything, but act as a pawn in other peoples lives.
It is quite a short book, so you won't loose much giving it a try. The first few pages are rather turgid, but once these are out of the way, it becomes easy to read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wickedly funny, 18 Aug 2011
I listened to this on CD in the car. It took a little while for the character connections to come together, but once they did I was hooked. The people are quirky individuals with abounding eccentricities that make for a very enjoyable, over the top funny read (or in my case listen). I laughed so hard at one point I almost drove off the road and had an accident. If you appreciate wacky comedic characters and lighthearted fun this is definitely for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Now she is famous - read the early work, 5 Jan 2004
This early Truss work is simply hilarious. Lynne Truss' off-beat humour and outrageous plot line combine brilliantly.
Know anyone who likes gardening? Then this book is probably not for them.
This is a complex mystery story that revolves around a magazine publisher (vaguely).
Needs to be read to be appreciated.
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