[Download] The Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the British By Sarah Lyall

The Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the British

By: Sarah Lyall
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 9 hours
Release date: Sep 1, 2008
Rating: 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (138 votes, average: 3.50 out of 5)

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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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4 Responses to “[Download] The Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the British By Sarah Lyall”

  1. Marylee Bruder

    A Screed
    Would you try another book from Sarah Lyall and/or Cassandra Campbell?

  2. Ellis Longshore

    Surprisingly Poor
    What disappointed you about The Anglo Files?

  3. Shamika Slimak

    A funny but sympathetic view of the Brits
    Well-written memoir from an American woman married to a Brit who’s lived there for many years. Her insights into British psyche are generally warm and funny. An interesting read.

  4. Kim C.

    Funny and Interesting
    What made the experience of listening to The Anglo Files the most enjoyable?

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