Eric Hodgins
Simon & Schuster, New York, 2004; originally published 1946, English
ISBN: 9780743262323

From the Publisher. Mr. Blandings, a successful New York advertising executive, and his wife want to escape the confines of their tiny midtown apartment. They design the perfect home in the idyllic country, but soon they are beset by construction troubles, temperamental workmen, skyrocketing bills, threatening lawyers, and difficult neighbors. Mr. Blandings’s dream house soon threatens to be the nightmare that undoes him.

This internationally best-selling book by Eric Hodgins is illustrated by William Steig and was made into a film starring Cary Grant and Myrna Loy—and a later film starring Tom Hanks called The Money Pit.

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