It is no mystery that when you hear the name Agatha Christie your imagination conjures up quirky English characters, in the most glorious of English settings, and of course a murder or two.
Manchester is home to some of best food in Britain (Curry, anyone?), the setting for many timeless TV moments and it’s the birthplace of the UK’s musical hall of fame.
When asked what my favorite novel is, I invariably include Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights in my top ten, and often even at the top of my list. This has surprised some, but I stand my ground. To me it is one of the greatest love stories ever told, and a story that even transcends death.
The following is a guest post. For many servants in grand English country houses, Christmas was a time of hard work but could also be the highlight of their year: perhaps the only occasion on which their loyal service would be acknowledged and rewarded.
The following is a guest post. Here is guest blogger PS Gifford’s interview with Roddy Radiation, the lead guitar player from The Specials, done exclusively for Smitten by Britain.
The following is a guest post. Few toys are as timeless as the Lego brick. The famous building toy has charmed young and old alike for more than half a century, with kits featuring everything from castles to spaceships. There’s truly something for everyone, including the Anglophile.
The following is a guest post. Britain has produced many of the greatest writers of all time. Most might argue that William Shakespeare top the list as the greatest of them all, but with all due respect to the Bard, in my opinion that honor goes to another: Charles Dickens.
The following is a guest post. Perhaps you just know him as the perfectly dressed, impeccably spoken and rather dapper chap behind the Dyson vacuum cleaner commercials. But did you know he had years of rejection and struggling before he became the massive success he is today, and that his first commercial success was not […]
To this very day it is traditional to kiss underneath a sprig of mistletoe during the festivities of the Christmas season. Growing up in Birmingham it was as traditional as getting a freshly cut Christmas tree.