The Honeywood File

The Honeywood File PDF Author: H.B. Creswell
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 0897336615
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 192

Book Description
This classic epistolary novel wittily documents the trials and tribulations of a young English architect as he designs and builds a mansion. In this first US publication of a richly comic classic—originally published in England in the 1920s—the pitfalls and vicissitudes of home building are presented in sharp and unforgettable detail, in the form of letters to and from the architect—a hapless young man named James Spinlove, who, in his valiant attempts to create the Honeywood mansion for Sir Leslie Brash, encounters a motley collection of contractors, surveyors, plumbers and town planners—to say nothing of intensely litigious lawyers, and Sir Leslie Brash himself, along with his good lady. There are letters from the subsidiary but crucial characters named Nibnose & Rasper, Mr. Snitch, V. Potch, and Hoochkoft the surveyor of bricks, among others.

The Honeywood File

The Honeywood File PDF Author: H. B. Creswell
Publisher: Academy Chicago Publishers, Limited
ISBN: 9780897334730
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 0

Book Description
In this richly comic classic, first published in the 1920s, the pitfalls and vicissitudes of home building are presented in sharp and unforgettable detail, in the form of letters to and from the architect, a hapless young man named James Spin-love, who, in his valiant attempts to create the Honeywood mansion for Sir Leslie Brash, encounters a motley collection of contractors, surveyors, plumbers and town planners, to say nothing of intensely litigious lawyers, and Sir Leslie Brash himself, along with his good lady. This book follows the rich tradition of wry English humour. It also contains a great deal of valuable and still pertinent information about building a house.

The Honeywood File

The Honeywood File PDF Author: Harry Bulkeley Creswell
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 226

Book Description

The Honeywood File

The Honeywood File PDF Author: H. B. Cresswell
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Building
Languages : en
Pages : 226

Book Description

The Honeywood Settlement

The Honeywood Settlement PDF Author: H.B. Creswell
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 0897336623
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 279

Book Description
A sequel to The Honeywood File (originally published in 1929, and reissued by Academy Chicago in 2000), it takes the form of an epistolary novel. Some of the great comic characters inhabit the pages of this book, and like all comedy, they contain more than a grain of truth. The book tells, in the form of letters gleaned from an architect's files, the excitments and and disasters of designing and building a large country house, with the painful aftermath of clearing up the defects and haggling over the bill. What makes this book so enjoyable and instructive is the clever interplay of all the diverse characters in the drama, and the author's sagacious and witty running commentary on their performance. The main protagonists are the hapless young architect James Spinlove; Sir Leslie Brash, his peppery and pompous client; the honest John Grigblay, the builder whose down-to-earth common sense gets the job done despite difficulties. Plus a cast of glorious inventions as Hoochcraft, Potch, Nibnose & Rasper, and Beddy & Tinge, quantity surveyors.
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