The Anglo files: a field guide to the British

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2008.
Language:
English
Description
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.
More Details
ISBN:
9780393058468
9780393334760
9781400128358
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID7d83b3c6-4d37-7ef4-b181-39c141edf1a8
Grouping Titleanglo files a field guide to the british
Grouping Authorlyall sarah
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-10-22 04:43:24AM
Last Indexed2019-10-22 04:47:12AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorLyall, Sarah.
author_displayLyall, Sarah
available_at_arlingtonAurora Hills
collection_arlingtonAdult Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlingtonAurora Hills Adult Nonfiction
display_description

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.

format_arlingtonBook
eAudiobook
format_category_arlingtonAudio Books
Books
eBook
id7d83b3c6-4d37-7ef4-b181-39c141edf1a8
isbn9780393058468
9780393334760
9781400128358
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:c8bb8469-c5f0-43ea-961c-4bfa329c4cb0-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
ils:.b13059440.i13571357Aurora Hills Adult Nonfiction941.086 LYALL1falsefalseOn ShelfOct 06, 2018aan
itype_arlingtonHardback
last_indexed2019-10-22T08:47:12.283Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington941.086 LYALL
Online OverDrive
owning_library_arlingtonArlington Public Library
Aurora Hills
Central
Cherrydale
Columbia Pike
Connection Crystal City
Detention Center
Glencarlyn
Local History
Plaza
Shirlington
Westover
owning_location_arlingtonAurora Hills
primary_isbn9780393058468
publishDate2008
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
overdrive:c8bb8469-c5f0-43ea-961c-4bfa329c4cb0eAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishTantor Media, Inc.2008
ils:.b13059440BookBooksFirst edition.EnglishW.W. Norton, 2008.289 pages ; 24.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_arlington
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:c8bb8469-c5f0-43ea-961c-4bfa329c4cb0-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b13059440.i13571357On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
subject_facetGreat Britain -- Social life and customs -- 21st century
title_displayThe Anglo files : a field guide to the British
title_fullThe Anglo Files A Field Guide to the British
The Anglo files : a field guide to the British / Sarah Lyall
title_shortThe Anglo files
title_suba field guide to the British
topic_facetHistory
Nonfiction