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