Dispatches from the new Britain: a slyly funny and compulsively readable portrait of a nation finally refurbished for the 21st century. 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... read more
Introduction: Lunch with an Earl
ONE Naughty Boys and Rumpy-Pumpy
TWO Honorable Members
THREE A Fact Too Good to Check
FOUR Distressed British Nationals
FIVE More than a Game
SEVEN Lawmakers from Another Planet
EIGHT False Modesty
NINE The Naked Guy and Angle-Grinder Man
TEN Invasion of the Hedgehog People
ELEVEN "I Snapped It Out Myself"
TWELVE Wine from Weeds
THIRTEEN "By God, Sir I've Lost My Leg!"
FOURTEEN The Best of the Day
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