Are You An Anglophile?

Then you’ve come to the right place. We’re a group of Brit bloggers who see life as only Brits can. Using our dry sense of humour and plenty of cups of tea, our team will be on the ground getting the stories you’ll never find anywhere else.

We’re inspired by an American citizen born in Lancashire, England: Alastair Cooke, the journalist behind London Letter and Letter from America, the 15 minute talk show which ran for 58 years on BBC Radio.

And we tell you the stories which reach us here on the ground in the UK. We can confirm Putin confided to our Prime Minister – over the Olympic Judo – that he likes Mr Bean. We have checked out the real Downton Abbey – Highclere Castle – just for you. And the two nuns wearing trainers at the front of Kate and Will’s wedding? We were on to Westminster Abbey while everyone else was building conspiracy theories in the air.

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30 comments

  1. Yes! I am most assuredly an anglophile!

    1. Then welcome 🙂 Thanks for taking a time to leave a comment.

      1. We “Yanks” are not as rude as we are portrayed. I am convinced that somehow, on my way to being implanted in the womb of a British woman, I was diverted to the womb of a “New Yawka”
        Soooo…..I will just have to be British via my love for Eric Clapton and Tea.

      2. Ah, a tea drinker….excellent….

  2. I most certainly have the symptoms 🙂

    Thanks for dropping by my nook, which led me to your lovely place.

    1. Thanks for returning the visit 🙂 Very much enjoyed your post!

  3. Hello there!
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog, it means the world. I am most certainly an Anglophile and, even though I am not British, I am hoping to move to the UK as soon as possible.

    Love,
    Fran x

    1. Fran, thanks for coming to take a look and comment. Your blog is lovely 🙂 Keep in touch and give us a shout when you arrive!!

  4. I will certainly follow this blog as I have done quite a bit of walking on various national paths and have always enjoyed being there. Also, thanks for the “like” you gave the comments on my blog.

    1. It’s a great site, Seniorpunk. Nice to hear a little about another great city and the going on there. Thanks for coming along to read and comment!

  5. Yes, I’m an Aussie Angophile and I think I’m going to love this site! My first two NF books (to be launched next year by Robert Hale) centre on the UK. The 1st is a true crime narrative involving the daughters of a water-cure doctor in Malvern and the 2nd is a quirky social & culinary history of the Thames. http://www.paulineconolly.com

  6. Britain or England?
    How does one contribute posts to this page?

    1. Well if that’s Isobel of NotCat fame we wanted to ask you, but thought it might be a bit of a busman’s holiday! If not, would you e mail details to letterfrombritain@hotmail.co.uk? Many thanks.

  7. w7thfreelance · · Reply

    In 1969 I experienced the pleasures of field hockey, house ties and bowler hats, not to mention indoor and outdoor footwear for school. It was one of the best experiences of my young life. As a 12-year-old at Headington School in Oxford, I met so many wonderful people that I cannot find and would really like to…Kathryn E.S.- living in London, married to a Bobby. Carol P.- a librarian..

    I have only been back twice- not nearly enough, considering how many years have gone by. “Letter from Britain” will inspire, I just know it! Dylan and Bagheera thank you for your comment..

    1. Oh, I do hope you’ll make it over here in the future – all that history, all those ties, and so many good friends to rediscover. In the mean time – keep in touch 🙂

  8. megannwalsh · · Reply

    I was lead here via Twitter. Thankfully! I believe my love for the culture, history and resilience of the UK makes me an Anglophile… not to mention I ordered *ahem* A Team GB Links of London Bracelet to support Team GB, Pride the Lion (stuffed and in charm form), a mascot for the games, and numerous Iphone covers to show my support. I got a little carried away there, but I couldn’t help it. Oh I’m also 6.25% English and 6.25% Irish (which part I do not know) so I have ties, kind of. 🙂

    1. I make that 12.5 per cent British at least, Megan! Lovely to meet you, and thank you for taking the time to join us for a little while and comment. Here practically the whole country is dressed in Team GB, as you can imagine…I was watching a lovely little girl in a TeamGB swimsuit on the beach- about three years old…it’s been an exciting Summer. Do keep in touch!

  9. Hi there, thanks for visiting my blog and yes of course I am most definitely an anglophile, and it is my on going mission to explore as much of it as possible in my campervan!

    1. A very sensible mode of transport indeed, Hazel. I sit here by the South Coast, watching the sea front, and camper van after camper van driving up and parking in front of that lovely view, and putting on the kettle for a cup of tea. What could be better? Thank you for your comment, and for following ours to come and have a look! Love your site. Just our sort of thing.

  10. I have been an anglophile since I was a child reading Winnie The Pooh, Alice, Wind in the Willows and losing myself in illustrations by Arthur Rackham and Edwartd Lear. At age 9 I informed the parents I would be moving to London when I grew up, and I did! That was a lifetime ago, England continues to fascinate and entrall me. Love your blog! Minerva x

    1. Thanks so much, Minerva: we are a group of writers who can hardly believe our luck, bring in the middle of it all. Thanks for taking the time to come and read, and so happy you are with us on our shores.

  11. I love tea. Is it okay to drink it Southern, as in “sweet iced tea”? I do like hot tea also…Earl Grey was one of my favorites, with real cream. *Thank you* for the recent “like” at my blog:)

    1. Brook, it was a pleasure, and thank you for coming over to see us! Tea is best just the way you like it, I always feel. Earl Grey is gorgeous. Some of us go for ‘builder’s tea’ – hot, strong, plenty of milk…. or there’s afternoon tea, of course, very refined and out of silver or bone china…

  12. I found this place via Tilly’s Laughing Housewife. I’m pleased it’s taken me here. I’ve enjoyed your posts. P/s: I’m not British though I’m living in Britain.

    1. Thank you for popping along, Janet! You have a foot in both camps, so to speak…

  13. Love it! One Lovely Blog Award-worthy, indeed: http://transplantedtatar.wordpress.com/2012/09/30/one-lovely-blog-award-thank-you/ (this award does not seem to be at all formal or moderated in any way, just an informal way to say “hello” and “love your blog”)

    1. Ooooh, our first award, Transplantedtatar: thank you!

  14. I’m an ex-pat so hopefully qualify for Anglophile status too! I left 50 years ago but come home annually and will be making my way across the pond next Tuesday! Yeah, a traditional Christmas at home in Devon – mince pies with clotted cream, what could be any sweeter!!!

    Mary – A Breath of Fresh Air (ensconced in North Carolina but always a Brit at heart)

  15. British or English? You seem to use the terms as if they are interchangeable? Maybe your blog should be re-named ‘Letter from England’? I’ve looked around a little but don’t seem to see any postings from the other countries making up the British Isles. Perhaps I’m wrong – it would be nice if I were.

    1. Hi, and apologies for taking so long to reply! Not at all, you are quite right. I began this blog during the Olympics and the idea was to collect as many bloggers from as many different parts of Britain as possible. And then my time was taken elsewhere, and it has sat doing nothing for some time…should you wish to take it on and write for it – even cajole others to join you from across the isles – you would be most welcome. I have found it has a niche and with TLC it is possible to grow an audience quickly.

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