Wednesday, May 14, 2008

England, their England: A G MacDonell

After the First World War a Scot sets out to discover the English. This thin plot allows the writer to set up some set-piece comedy as innocent Scot explores upper class English life in its last flowering. Simple, gentle, boyish comedy. His description of a cricket match remains one of the funniest pieces of writing I've ever read, a classic.

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