The Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the British (Paperback)


“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.

About the Author

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.

Praise For…

A witty, incisive collection of essays . . . on everything English.
— Elle

Fresh, funny and occasionally wicked.
— Kirkus Reviews

Lyall is at her tart, observant best.
— Matt Weiland - New York Times Book Review

A razor-sharp . . . wickedly insightful, decidedly biased account of everything British.
— Graydon Carter

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393334760
ISBN-10: 0393334767
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: August 24th, 2009
Pages: 304
Language: English