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The Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the British By Sarah Lyall (New York Times)

The Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the British
by Sarah Lyall (New York Times)

Dispatches from the new Britain: a slyly funny and compulsively readable portrait of a nation finally refurbished for the twenty-first century.

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The Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the British Summary


Sarah Lyall, a reporter for the New York Times, moved to London in the mid-1990s and soon became known for her amusing and incisive dispatches on her adopted country. As she came to terms with its eccentric inhabitants (the English husband who never turned on the lights, the legislators who behaved like drunken frat boys, the hedgehog lovers, the people who extracted their own teeth), she found that she had a ringside seat at a singular transitional era in British life. The roller-coaster decade of Tony Blair's New Labor government was an increasingly materialistic time when old-world symbols of aristocratic privilege and stiff-upper-lip sensibility collided with modern consumerism, overwrought emotion, and a new (but still unsuccessful) effort to make the trains run on time. Appearing a half-century after Nancy Mitford's classic Noblesse Oblige, Lyall's book is a brilliantly witty account of twenty-first-century Britain that will be recognized as a contemporary classic.

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GOR001593418
The Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the British
Sarah Lyall (New York Times)
Used - Very Good
Hardback
WW Norton & Co
2008-09-16
304
0393058468
9780393058468
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