The Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the British

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Sarah Lyall

Narrated By: Cassandra Campbell

Date: September 2008

Duration: 9 hours 54 minutes

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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  • Melanie H

    Great fun for anyone who has loved and hated, cherished and abhorred Britain and its people. While I would date the improvements over post war Britain much earlier than the author does (I haven’t even been there since the mid-nineties,) so much of the books is hilariously and maddeningly true, that it seems churlish to quibble. It is beautifully read, as well, greatly enhancing the pleasure the book gives. Bravo!

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