The Honeywood Settlement by H.b. CreswellThe Honeywood Settlement by H.b. Creswell

The Honeywood Settlement

byH.b. Creswell

Paperback | November 1, 2007

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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.

H.B. Creswell's books include Grig, Grig in Retirement, and Thomas. He was an architect who lived in England in the 1920s and 1930s.
Title:The Honeywood SettlementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:November 1, 2007Publisher:Chicago Review PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:089733566X

ISBN - 13:9780897335669

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"I have admired The Honeywood File and The Honeywood Settlement .... since I was told about them as an architecture student, and never ceased to feel grateful to the lecturer who introduced them to me."
- Leslie Fairweather