Tag Archives: britain

The New British Neighborhood Restaurant

When I first moved back to the US after my year abroad in Scotland, I was shocked to find that there were certain things I missed more than their American counterparts. Perhaps it was due to the fact that I knew I wouldn’t be going back to the UK for a long time and by […]

The Perfect Summer Read: J.L. Carr’s A Month in the Country

About a year ago, there was a great series on short novels in Open Letters Montly, in which writer Ingrid Norton read and discussed a new novel each month. She argued that there was something unique about the genre and in the age of multi-volume epics, we should be looking more carefully at the stories that […]

Happy 4th of July

It being the weekend after the 4th of July, I’ve been thinking about Britain a lot. Maybe it’s been the reference of “Do the English have 4th of July” jokes to the whole historical significance of Independence Day and the notion of our previously minuscule English colonies morphing into the unabashed America we are now. […]