Behind every great writer there is a beloved pet, providing
inspiration in life and in death, and companionship in what is often a
lonely working existence. They also offer practical services, such as
personal protection, although they may sometimes eat first drafts, or
bite visitors. This book salutes all of the cats and dogs, ravens and budgerigars,
monkeys and guinea pigs, wombats, turtles, and two laughing jackasses,
who enriched the lives of their masters and mistresses, sat on their
keyboards, slept in their beds, and occasionally provided the creative
spark for their stories and poems. More details.
Interest in sheds has grown over recent years, with man caves'and she sheds becoming part of the garden landscape, either for hobby
or office use, a summer house or place to escape. Television shows,
such as George Clarke's Amazing Spaces, along with the Shed of the Year
competition have contributed to this rise in popularity. However, many
of the shed books on the market have just been picture books, showing
the wide variety and themes of sheds around the country/world. The Haynes Shed Manual is a practical, step-by-step guide with
wide-covering advice on all aspects of planning and building sheds.
Written by two shed experts, it will appeal to the enthusiastic DIYer. More details.