The Repair Shop: LIFE IN THE BARN: The Inside Stories from the Experts (Hardcover)

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A third book from the BBC’s Top Rated Hit The Repair Shop

In today’s throwaway culture, there’s a counter movement growing that urges us to "make do and mend". The Repair Shop has brought this waste-conscious message to an even wider audience, cementing itself as a BBC classic of the likes of Antiques Roadshow.

The third book concentrates on the show’s much-loved experts, including woodworker and furniture restorer Will Kirk, clockmaker and mechanical wizard Steve Fletcher, silversmith Brenton West, saddler/leatherworker Suzie Fletcher, upholsterer Sonnaz, and seamstresses Julie Tatchell & Amanda Middleditch – aka The Teddy Bear Ladies, with each sharing why they love their craft, followed by a narrative on two specific objects and their restoration journeys. These narratives  capture the ethos of the programme by being almost Aesop’s Fables-esque – e.g. The Woodworker and the Broken Toy Chest – with quotes from the recipients of restored objects dotted around. 

With the focus on the artisans themselves, readers will feel as though they’re stepping straight into the ‘workshop of dreams’.

About the Author

Enter a workshop filled with expert craftspeople, bringing loved pieces of family history and the memories they hold back to life. A heartwarming antidote to throwaway culture, BBC’s The Repair Shop has over six series, with two more confirmed, establishing itself in the realms of Antiques Roadshow or Who Do You Think You Are? as a perennial crowdpleaser with a massive loyal following. 

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781914239649
ISBN-10: 1914239644
Publisher: Kyle Books
Publication Date: November 1st, 2022
Pages: 192
Language: English