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The main problem with this book is it's not very entertaining from a not very good writer.
According to Ms Lyall, it's too cold and damp, the food is bad, all men are closet homosexuals, everyone has bad teeth and is too thrifty.
The book would have been better if it was more affectionate or gave a balanced view of what the country and its people are really like.
Often just going for the quick a laugh and cheap shot, I found this book unreadable and gave it up halfway through. Read morePublished 3 months ago by R. J. Marsella
A nasty book written by a woman who sounds like she's at the end of her tether. I wasn't at all surprised to read she'd gone back to the US and is now having a 'long distance'... Read morePublished 5 months ago by EIR
As an Englishman living abroad, I found Sarah Lyall's comments spot on.
Amusing, and insightful, she writes with affection about the unique national characteristics of my... Read more
If you're an Anglophile, like I am, you should read this book. It's uproariously hilarious, a quick read, and quintessentially British. Read morePublished 8 months ago by MM
Sarah Lyall's treatise on Brits is wonderfully witty and hysterical without being a complete put down of her subject matter. Read morePublished 11 months ago by John A. von Bergen
As an American, we're interested to find why the English are so British. The main problem with this book is it's not very entertaining from a not very good writer. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Gift Card Recipient
Informative in a light way with humor and opened my eyes to the cultural differences with England and USA. Good read and recomm3endedPublished 13 months ago by meganajjcec