Who, in 2010, is the ordinary Britisher
? Certainly not a churchgoer, when more people attend football matches or Ikea on a Sunday than beleaguered Anglican masses.
One of their most effective accomplishments was the organization of a boycott by thousands of Britishers
who stopped buying sugar grown by slaves.
It felt better, anyway, to have either a Britisher
or Australian come into town.
Other essayists and their country of experience include Britisher
Brian Clarke on Argentina; the Scottish fisher Bill Currie on Russia, which is the hot, new salmon venue; Clive Gammon, a Welchman describing Alaska; Western writer Zane Grey on New Zealand; the incomparable Roderick Haig-Brown of British Columbia on Chile; publisher Nick Lyons on Iceland; and Tom McGuane on Canada.
Tony Bates is an expatriate Britisher
who is dismayed by how poorly most U.S.
He wanted, as a Britisher
, to contribute something to restore for the wrong he felt had been committed at Yalta.
Also prized were "Flatworld," by Britisher
Daniel Greaves, as best cartoon, and the Russian "Wednesday 17.7.1961," by Viktor Kossakovsky, in the fest's new docu section.
A hook along similar lines is Ray's a Laugh, by another Britisher
, Richard Billingham, who trains his camera on his own family.
Anyone who doubts the youthful brilliance of this small, frail, chain-smoking Britisher
should look at the two sparkling volumes of the Holmes-Laski Letters.
The polemical Britisher
's latest play, The Prisoner's Dilemma, is the third in a trilogy about Eastern Europe and makes its U.S.
Barker, a Britisher
who "spent over 25 years of adult life in Ghana" (p.
But it was a Britisher
Noel Langley (actually born in South Africa) who adapted the story for the screen and possibly gave it its international status.
"Even to this day," wrote George Bernard Shaw, "the common Britisher
or citizen of the United States of North Americas accepts and worships it as a single book by a single author, the book being the Book of Books and the author being God." And yet it was the work of a number of committees.