Articles Tagged 'George Orwell'

Schoolboys between classes at Eton (Pic: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

British Education: Where the Poshest Kids Attend School

The English have a reputation for creating formidable educational establishments that take children at a young age, educate and nurture them, and then set them loose on the world, ready to take over. The schools in this list count among their former pupils heads of state, politicians, actors and pop stars, all of whom have […]

David Bowie

Read Like Bowie, Think Like Bowie: His 100 Favorite Books

Definitive lists are maddeningly attractive things, aren’t they? All you need is a premise, whether it’s the 100 Best Meals To Eat On A Train or 50 Things To Do After You Turn The Lights Out And Before You Actually Fall Asleep, and people will come from miles around just to see if your list […]

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Happy, Happy!: It’s a Big Week for British Birthdays

Grab a party hat and noisemaker, please, and join us.  Here at Anglophenia, we’re kicking off a new weekly feature running on Mondays in which we highlight the birthdays of well-known Brits. This week, running from June 24 through June 30, features a swell mix of folks representing the literary, entertainment and even royal world. […]

The Brit List: Five Saint Georges For Saint George’s Day

Note: it’s Saint George’s Day today. He’s the patron saint of England, and his flag, the red cross on a white background, is the English flag (as opposed to the Union Flag, which incorporates Saint George’s, Saint Andrew’s and Saint Patrick’s crosses – representing England, Scotland and Northern Ireland). The Brits don’t really make much […]