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Rivets, Trivets and Galvanised Buckets: Life in the village hardware shop

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By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. On leaving Oxford he went to work as a reporter at the Slough Observer and the Slough Evening Mail before joining the BBC in 1978 where he worked in the BBC Radio newsroom in London for 22 years.

And Fort takes the reader on a journey through an account of the history of the rivets, trivets, galvanised buckets, lightbulbs, mousetraps, hammers, rawlplugs, sandpapers, oils, kitchenware and plants that make up its inventory. He took early retirement in 2000, just before the publication of his social history of lawns and lawn-mowing, The Grass is Greener. The historical sections are fascinating, giving insights into the origins of everyday items which i had never before considered.

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