Shed of the year judge and shedfather of shedism Gordon Thorburn is back with a new book – the long awaited follow up to the original shed fanciers manual Men and Sheds.
“Pocket Guide to Sheds”
Iam told that quite a few of our sheddies get a mention and you may even see my ugly mug in their if it’s got past editorial proofing or what ever these book people do, it’s out on the 16 Jun 2011, just in time for Shed Week which starts on the 4th July.
And the shed featured on the front cover of the books is non other than sheddie – John Manning and Dot’s Dooket, it’s called that as it was built for dot cotton from Eastenders!
As the globe warms, everything runs out and people become the willing slaves of small electronic machines, we have our response: the Golden Age of Sheds. We can look out from our sheds and see those unfortunates, the slaves in question, the ones who would rather be stripped naked and whipped through the market square than be separated, for one nanosecond, from their portable telephones and i-thingies, and we can smile. This book is where the smilers are. Here, you can find the man who reinvigorates the entente cordiale in wood, the woman who boils kettles, the woman who says ‘I’m Nicola from In the Shed’, the man who says ‘What’s yours?’, the dooket that Jock built, the blockhouse that Noah built, a neoclassical stately home, and all manner of things musical, yogic, animalcular, roguish, ockerish and cloudy. Whether we see our shed as a place of work, a place of fun, a welcome refuge from normality, a shaded pool of tranquility, a realisation of a secret yearning, a place to pot up the geraniums, or a little bit of all those things combined, we Sheddies, tribesfolk of the mighty Sheddici, hold one truth to be undeniable. We have our sheds, and the others haven’t.
# Paperback: 160 pages
# Publisher: Remember When (16 Jun 2011)
# Language English
# ISBN-10: 1844681270
# ISBN-13: 978-1844681273
You can preorder from amazon here