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I want some trial holes dug in the meadow south of Honeywood Spinney on the top of Honeywood Hill. The enclosed plan shows the ground and the position of the holes, which should be 8 ft. If you can undertake this work I will ask you to put it in hand at once and give me notice so that I may go down and see the ground.

If you are accustomed to building large private houses will you tell me of some you have built and give me the names of two or three architects under whose direction you have worked? Spinlove seems to have forgotten that he is an agent of Sir Leslie Brash. In ordering this work without making clear that he acts as agent, he assumes responsibility and could, in fact, be made to pay for it.

The following letter seems to have found its way into the file instead of the wastepaper basket. It is a circular, with the name of addressee and subject added, printed by a firm which claims that its output is indistinguishable from autographs, and that it brings business.

The sort of work done by firms who depend upon this means of getting it, would not suit Spinlove, as no doubt he perfectly understands. As a practising Architect of eminence you will be aware that, however dainty and refined the architectural design of a domestic habitation may be, the two things which will count with your client are comfort and efficiency, and these we are prepared to absolutely guarantee with the minimum of trouble to yourself, as our large staff of experts are always at your valued disposal.

On receipt of a card or telephone message we will immediately arrange for one of our expert representatives to wait on you. Awaiting your esteemed favours. Your name has been given me as builders of large country houses.

If you are willing to tender for such work in the neighbourhood of Marlford I should be glad to know of buildings carried out by you and to receive the names, as references, of architects under whose directions you have. Upload Sign In Join. Home Books Contemporary Fiction. Create a List. Download to App. Length: pages 5 hours. Description In this first U. Potch and Hoochkoft the surveyor of bricks, among others. Related Categories. Yours faithfully, Spinlove seems to have forgotten that he is an agent of Sir Leslie Brash.

We are dear Sir, Yours faithfully for domo idealo ltd. Start your free 30 days. Page 1 of 1. A very funny book about the vicissitudes and pleasures of building a house. Written in an age long before planning Permission was required it is probably in need of an update to make it even funnier.


Honeywood File, First Edition

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The Honeywood File: An Adventure in Building




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