A collection of letters discovered by chance in an old trunk, accompanied by cartoons and news clippings: the great historical interest of this collection gradually became apparent.
The letters provide a vivid, first-hand account of life in the office of Sir Edwin Lutyens as told by those who worked there. The letters, comical and entertaining, were written by the young architects who had served in Lutyens’ office as architectural assistants or apprentices. Some of these young men went on to have very distinguished careers of their own – Sir Basil Spence, for example. Others might be more obscure, but all share and describe the great sense of fun that was had working for the great architect. The letters are illustrated with cartoons of the period, making this book a unique and fascinating historical record, of great appeal to anyone interested in Lutyens.