Review: Sydney Morning Herald: School Britannia

Fraser McAlpine is the lead writer for Anglophenia, BBC America’s blog for American Anglophiles, “and consequently spends a good deal of his working life arguing about the finer points of Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, Downton Abbey and anything with Tom Hiddleston in,” or so says his biography.

Australians will likely be more familiar with chip butties, Marmite and calling soccer “football”, but breaking them down into afternoon tea-sized bites of McAlpine’s dry English wit and sense of the absurd, honed during years of writing for NME and The Guardian, should have even the most staunch supporter of all things pukka chuckling anew at the peculiarities.


From The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, Australia, July 18-19, 2015.