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The Honeywood Settlement by [H.B. Creswell]

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The Honeywood Settlement Kindle Edition

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Priase for The Honeywood File

" ... full of human nature; and full of useful information lightly conveyed, for everybody concerned with domestic architecture."
- Arnold Bennett

" .... recommended to the earnest study of all young architects and all those temerarious enough to desire to build their own houses."
Burlington Magazine

Praise for The Honeywood File

"This hilarious 1929 British comedy classic is framed as letters to and from hapless young architect James Spinlove, who is desparately trying to complete construction of a mansion known as Honeywood Grange for the volatile Sir Leslie Brash. The letter-writers include contractors, plumbers, town planners, litigious lawyers, Lady Brash and Hootchcraft, the surveyor of bricks. A narrator (Creswell himself) comments on it all, revealing a great deal of still-oertinent information about house-building."
Toronto Globe and Mail

"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
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

Book Description

The Honeywood Settlement is the sequel to The Honeywood File, the richly comic classic first published in England in the 1920s and published by Academy in 2000. The Honeywood Settlement, like The Honeywood File, is an epistolary novel and deals with the painful aftermath of clearing up the defects in the building of Sir Leslie Brash’s large country house and his haggling over the bill. The cast of characters are the same: Sir Leslie Brash, the client, and his “good lady”; James Spinlove, the architect, and a host of builders, contractors and sub-contractors, such as Nibnose and Rasper; Reaker and Smith; Beddy and Tinge; as well as a variety of solicitors.

Architectural Historian Alexandrina Buchanan, who reviewed
The Honeywood File for the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) bookshops in England said “. . . for anyone in search of an exhaustive, yet humorous, insight into the everyday reality of architectural practice in the early twentieth century, this book will prove a delight.”

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00O70R7TQ
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Chicago Review Press; Illustrated edition (September 1, 2014)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 1, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1939 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 243 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

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Martin Owen
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read.
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richard maylam
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Robert Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars An interesting book if you are a Quantity Surveyor
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Mrs S Irvine
5.0 out of 5 stars Very entertaining.
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