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The Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the British by Sarah Lyall (NF)

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Vanessa
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Post by Vanessa » Tue October 28th, 2008, 7:03 pm

Love your avatar, Cordaella, is the tortoise your pet?
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Post by cordaella » Wed October 29th, 2008, 2:14 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]Love your avatar, Cordaella, is the tortoise your pet?[/quote]

Cute, isn't it? Tragically, I've never owned a tortoise. It's really a symbol of my so-far-futile attempt to slow down the pace of my life before it's too late. I'm thinking of joining the Slow Movement.

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Telynor
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Post by Telynor » Tue November 4th, 2008, 1:31 am

I've got a copy of Watching the English tucked away in Mt. TBR for later.

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Post by diamondlil » Tue November 11th, 2008, 10:48 am

I haven't listened to it, but here is a link to an interview with Sarah Lyallabout this book.
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Catherine Delors
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Post by Catherine Delors » Tue November 11th, 2008, 1:33 pm

Thanks, Diamondlil! Very interesting. This lady had discovered the real reason behind the stiff upper lip: it's the NHS dental care! :eek:

I do agree with her about the ubiquitous CC cameras, though. That is unnerving. But generally she sounds ditzy and a bit clueless.

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Post by Catherine Delors » Tue November 11th, 2008, 1:41 pm

And Vanessa, I see you are reading Man of Property. Isn't wonderful? Galsworthy is one of my favorite writers. I watched the BBC version as a kid, and I remember my family were bitterly divided between the pro-Soames and the anti-Soames. Personally I have always hated him, but he is such a great character!

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