About the book
A friend of Sargeson who designed and built Frank's bach in 1948, George Haydn loved life and lived it with gusto. Sent to New Zealand from Hungary in 1939 to escape Hitler, this book tells how through the power of his personality and character, he attracted such a large and devoted following of family, friends and colleagues. With business partner George Rollett, he founded the firm of Haydn & Rollett Construction in 1946.
About the authors
Christine Cole Catley was an editor, writer and publisher. Dinah Holman, youngest of the Fairburn sisters, is a writer and heritage planner.
George Haydn so loved life that his trademark response was either 'Marvellous' or 'Bloody Marvellous'.