My Love Affair With England

My Love Affair With England

A Traveler's Memoir

Book - 1992
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A midwestern writer describes her passion for the land and legacy of Great Britain, with anecdotes of her travels through the countryside, theater-hopping, ghost-hunting, and her first doomed honeymoon

Blackwell North Amer
She has turned the ordinary seasons of her life into extraordinary and evocative memoirs in Blooming, Ivy Days, and How to Prepare for Your High-School Reunion. She has touched readers with recollections of her youth and girlhood, her coming-of-age, and her recognition of days gone by. Now, in My Love Affair with England, Susan Allen Toth shares another aspect of her extraordinary inner life: the quietly passionate side of a woman who has been in love with England for the past thirty years. A traveler's memoir as personal as it is inviting, this modern odyssey explores what happens when the vital imagination of a writer from the American Midwest meets the many-layered legacy that is Great Britain.
As a twenty-year-old student, Ms. Toth first went to London for a single summer, but she has returned again and again to the land of Shakespeare, sheepdog trials, royalty, and trifle. Exploring the countryside, traveling both second-class and in luxury, theatre-hopping, ghost-hunting, spending her doomed first honeymoon, or shepherding students through a touring seminar, Ms. Toth brings her special England vividly to life in essays that are by turns humorous, bittersweet, and wonderfully eccentric.

Baker
& Taylor

A midwestern writer describes her passion for the land and legacy of Great Britain, with anecdotes of her travels through the countryside, theater-hopping, ghost-hunting, her first doomed honeymoon, and more.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1992
ISBN: 9780345377258
0345377257
Branch Call Number: 914.2048 TOTH
Characteristics: xiv, 320 pages ; 21 cm

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NHoney
Jan 11, 2014

Wonderful book for remembering or planning trips to England.
Truly enjoyable.

soblessed59 Mar 04, 2013

I really enjoyed reading about all the sites she visited,where she slept and how good the accomodations were. Plus all the sharing with where and what they ate.
Makes me want to go back and visit again. My dad was stationed there when I was4-6 years old.

The only reason that I didn't rate this a full 5-stars is because I really didn't get a feel for the culture from her book as I did from another book ~ Blow Out The Moon.

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