Classic Books Improved By Adding “Shed” into the Title

A shed in the countryside
A great shed.

Many years back, we wrote about classic books ruined by adding cheese to the title. We’ve since advanced the sophistication of our posts considerably. And this is why today’s post exists.

Classic Novels… Now With More Sheds!

The result? Works of great literature IMPROVED by adding the noun “shed” into the very best works of literature. Let’s get on with it! Now!

The Taming of the Shed

A shed in a hilly region

Shakespeare’s classic may be a classic, but there definitely aren’t enough simple roofed structures used for garden storage in it.

Macbeth’s Shed

Shakespeare work in a book

Whilst Macbeth is a classic, there also just isn’t enough prose about shacks and the like. Perhaps a prequel is in order? With lines such as:

“O, full of sheds is my mind!”

Profound stuff, Macbeth. Profound.

Much Ado About Sheds

A shed in a hilly region

More Shakespeare. More lean-to huts. This book is really the go-to guide for gardeners looking to construct their shack, but is also filled with quippy prose.

One Hundred Years of Sheds

Shakespeare work in a book

One Hundred Years of Solitude was a good old read. A few shacks are mentioned, too. But you know what was really missing?

An entire NOVEL about the things! Ahahahaa!

Crime and Sheds

A shed in a hilly region

Dostoyevsky was a master and Crime and Punishment was his magnus opus! It’s just a shame he didn’t write more about huts and the like.

What was missing from his literary canon? A master work on shacks. You heard it here first.

The Old Man and the Shed

Shakespeare work in a book

Ah, well Ernest Hemingway was a genius. The Old Man and the Sea is a brilliant work.

But we feel it would have been a lot better if it’d been about an old man battling against the elements to put up a shack. Just our opinion, man.

Gone With the Shed

A shed in a hilly region

Margaret Mitchell’s classic is a tragic tale about someone you know upping from your life and stealing the shed.

This work contains the classic line:

“Frankly, my dear, I do give a damn… about my shed!”

Quite right, too, no relationship should end in this way. It’d be outrageous!

The Call of the Sheds

Shakespeare work in a book

Jack London’s The Call of the Wild, just adapted to be about a shed in a posh upper class garden. But it wants to join the sheds at a lowbrow garden centre for a purer existence.

Includes the great line:

“Sheds, genuine passionate sheds, were its for the first time.”

We feel this would be a contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

The Lion, The Witch, and the Shed

A shed in a hilly region

Why a wardrobe? Why not a shed? Just putting the question out there, as we feel this famous work would be miles better if it was shack-based.

The Sheds in the Willows

Shakespeare work in a book

More classic kid’s book romp alongs here, as the sheer amount of garden huts in some willows creates a much beloved classic. Hurray!

Just to note, this isn’t at all based on The Wind in the Willows and was our idea. Totally.

Requiem for a Shed

A shed in a hilly region

It’s clear from Requiem for a Dream that heroin is evil. But in Requiem for a Shed, this time a bunch of addicts succumb to their hopeless shack addiction.

It’s profound stuff and also led to a film starring Jared Leto method acting his pants off as a shed. Moving.

Great Sheds

Shakespeare work in a book

Charles Dickens had high expectations from his garden shacks. He even wrote a novel about it. The man had too much thyme (bah dum tish) on his hands!

And finally…

Sheds and Sensibility

A shed in a hilly region

Jane Austen’s first novel is legendary for its fixation on garden huts, gardening in general, and spades.

Romance? Who needs romance when you’ve got a shovel!? Includes great lines such as:

“I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but, like everybody else, it must be in my own shed.”

Truer words have never been written and/or spoken, Jane Austen.


  1. I feel that Gone with the Shed won’t sell very well. It sounds too much like a document you submit to your insurance company, only to find out 14 months later that you omitted a period and they will not be reimbursing you for the garden tools that burned up.

    For Whom the Shed Tolls, on the other hand…


    • I hear your concerns over the potential sales of Gone With the Shed. But once there’s a £30 million marketing behind the launch, I believe shed enthusiasts will flock to purchase it. And if they don’t, I can always demand the state forces them!!!

      You’re right, though, For Whom the Shed Tolls wouldn’t need such requirements. Multi-million seller right there, guaranteed.

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