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The Anglo Files


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Sarah Lyall, a writer at large for the New York Times, lived in London until 2013, when she moved back home to New York. She's still adjusting.


Since moving from New York to London in the 1990s and marrying British author Robert McCrum, Lyall (sarahlyall.com), a London correspondent for the New York Times, has come to love the eccentricities of the British-their miserable food, their bad teeth, their shocking Page Three girls-all of which she playfully skewers here. Audier Award nominee Cassandra Campbell (Keeper of the Doves) perfectly captures the British voices, cadences, and nuances, adding significantly to the overall enjoyment of this delightful, hilarious look at our cousins across the pond. Highly recommended for all public libraries. [Audio clip available through www.tantor.com; the Norton hc, recommended "for libraries with a British or devotedly -Anglophile audience," LJ 9/1/08, was a New York Times best seller.-Ed.]-Joseph L. Carlson, Vandenberg Air Force Base Lib., Lompoc, CA Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

"A witty, incisive collection of essays ... on everything English." -- Elle "A razor-sharp ... wickedly insightful, decidedly biased account of everything British." -- Graydon Carter "Lyall is at her tart, observant best." -- Matt Weiland - New York Times Book Review "Fresh, funny and occasionally wicked." -- Kirkus Reviews

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