The Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the British
Title: The Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the British
Author: Sarah Lyall
An American reporter best known for her lighthearted dispatches on her adopted home in London shares whimsical observations about Tony Blair’s New Labor government and its interrelation with old-world and modern cultural values.
“Should be handed out . . . in the immigration line at Heathrow.” —Malcolm Gladwell
Sarah Lyall moved to London in the mid-1990s and soon became known for amusing and sharp dispatches on her adopted country. Confronted by the eccentricities of these island people (the English husband who never turned on the lights, the legislators who behaved like drunken frat boys, the hedgehog lovers), she set about trying to figure out the British. Part anthropological field study and part memoir, The Anglo Files has already received great acclaim and recognition for the astuteness, humor, and sensitivity with which the author wields her pen..