Adventures in Anglotopia: The Makings of an Anglophile

Adventures in Anglotopia: The Makings of an Anglophile

by Jonathan W Thomas
Adventures in Anglotopia: The Makings of an Anglophile

Adventures in Anglotopia: The Makings of an Anglophile

by Jonathan W Thomas


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What makes an Anglophile? What makes someone love a country not their own? Adventures in Anglotopia is a journey to answer this question, framed through a childhood exposed to British culture and then nearly twenty years of travel in Britain. It's an exploration of why one American man loves Britain so much but also why Britain is such a wonderful place, worthy of loving unconditionally.

The narrative arc of the book answers this question by covering interesting topics related to Britain such as visiting for the first time, culture, stately home, tea, history, British TV, litearature, specific places, and much more. Each chapter focuses on a specific topic, all building to the end where Jonathan reveals his 'Great British Dream.'

Come on a journey that will take you the length and breadth of Britain and its rich history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781735663999
Publisher: Anglotopia LLC
Publication date: 03/01/2021
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Thomas is possibly the world's biggest Anglophile. He's been in love with Britain since his childhood, and two decades of travel have only cemented it. In 2007, he founded in a closet in Chicago, and it grew to be the world's largest website for Anglophiles, entertaining millions of passionate Anglophiles every year. While his heart lives in Dorset, he lives in rural Indiana with his wife and two children.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

The First Time 9

Notes from a Wiltshire Pub 15

Finding a Hometown in England, Shaftesbury 23

The County Without a Motorway 29

Rights of Way 35

Dreaming of Aquatint Spires 45

English Miles 57

The Churchillian 65

Christmas on Gold Hill 77

Riding in Black Taxis 85

An English Cottage 95

The 4,000-Mile Commute to Work 101

Ordnance Survey Maps: A Love Affair 107

Railways to Nowhere 113

Great British Weather 123

British Newspapers: A Love Story 129

Tea Time 137

English Time 143

Turner, Constable, and Learning to Love Art 149

Mr. Bean and Doctor Who, or British Telly, A Love Story 155

Loving a Landscape 165

English Composers and Classic FM 173

The Boy Who Lived and Lived 179

English Silence 185

A Love Letter to the Tube 191

Provincial Museums 197

Tut-tutting and Taking the Piss 205

English Summers are Better Than All Other Possible Summers 213

The Age of Things 219

The Lake District 229

The Stately Home 241

The Queen and All That 247

Finding My Roots in Durham 253

Why Don't You Just Move Here? 257

A Love of Englishness 263

My British Dream 269

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