In this first U.S. publication of a richly comic classicoriginally published in England in the 1920sthe pitfalls and vicissitudes of home building are presented in sharp and unforgettable detail, in the form of letters to and from the architecta 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 plannersto say nothing of intensely litigious lawyers, and Sir Leslie Brash himself, along with his good lady. The Honeywood File follows the rich tradition of wry English humor. It also contains a great deal of valuable and still-pertinent information about building a house.
". . . the novelfor the book is a novel, though dealing exclusively with architectureis full of human nature; and full of useful information lightly conveyed, for everybody concerned with domestic architecture."Arnold Bennett
FICTION / ARCHITECTURE
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 (with illustrations)