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    DescriptionNo one can avoid DIY for ever. One day you'll look at the stained plaster, the wonky garden fence or the hole in the door where the cat-flap should be and think, 'Why should I pay someone else when I can do it myself?' It is at that moment that you have heard the Call of DIY. DIY is an inevitable fact of modern life. But it is not just about improving your home; it's also about improving your life. From wiring a plug to laying a patio, successful DIY is a state of mind. It's as much about fixing the leak as knowing how to stay sane and, above all, amused. This first-ever collection of Benjamin Mee's deliciously offbeat writing for the Guardian 'Weekend' magazine combines practicality, humour and Zen-like wisdom to equip all those who do it themselves - from the reluctant beginner to the accident-prone enthusiast - with the right attitude, and all the techniques they'll ever need.

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    The Call of DIY
    A Toolkit of Practical Wisdom
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Benjamin Mee
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 118 mm
    Height: 160 mm
    ISBN 13: 9781843544258
    ISBN 10: 1843544253

    BIC E4L: HOU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.3
    BIC subject category V2: VSP, WH, WKD
    DC22: 643.7
    BISAC V2.8: HOM000000
    Thema V1.0: WH, WKD, VSP
    Illustrations note
    integ pics , line-drawings
    Imprint name
    Guardian Books
    Publication date
    15 September 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Benjamin Mee writes the 'Vive le DIY' column in the Guardian Weekend' magazine, formerly known as 'To DIY for'. He lives in France with his wife and two children.