Tea & Antipathy: An American Family in Swinging London

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Tea & Antipathy is a delightfully hilarious and true account of one American family's summer in the posh London neighborhood of Knightsbridge in 1965. Capturing the helpless feeling that living in a foreign city often brings, the book recounts how the Millers met a wide variety of memorable characters from all social classes, including Mrs. Grail the Irish cleaning woman, who was convinced that their home was haunted and who hated the English; Basil Goldbrick, a businessman from Manchester; and Basil's clever wife Daisy, who resented Americans. Told in a gently sardonic tone, this story provides insight on what London was like during the Swinging Sixties and what it was like to uproot a family for an adventurous summer abroad.

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About the Author:

Anita Miller is editorial director of Academy Chicago Publishers, Ltd, which she founded with her husband in 1975. She has written, coauthored, or edited more than 75 books. She lives in Glencoe, Illinois.

Review:

"An entertaining book that will be enjoyed by anyone who has ever had a vacation go awry." —Library Journal

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