My parents were from England, Wales, and Scotland. That's the only reason I can think of that explains my Anglo phobia. This book was especially interesting to me.
Anne Quindlen is a very good writer - and much to my surprise, an excellent tour guide. She keeps this little book moving and happy by using references to other poets and writers from the British Isles. As she takes a freewheeling literary jaunt to cities, villages and rural countrysides, she weaves fascinating sidelights into the text. Her comments and her humor are fun and absorbing.
A delightful book.