Finding America

Me and Tarah

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For as long as I can remember, the American landscape has deeply fascinated me. And it all started with a book I borrowed from my school library - a book I have not returned in 23 years. This book, in tandem with American films of the 1980s, is precisely what opened my eyes to the splendo(u)r of this Brave New World.

Watch the video below to learn more about this mysterious book.

Sometimes, it's better hearing me in a British accent. Click the red button below.

Laurence Brown is a British man writing his way through the truly bizarre world of America - a place he sometimes accidentally calls home and a place he still hasn't quite figured out after seven years. Thankfully, his journey is made 12% easier by the fact that his accent makes him sound much smarter than he is. For evidence of this, subscribe to his popular Lost in the Pond web series over on YouTube.


  1. I loved this video about the book, and I totally relate, except that it wasn't a single book that made me fall in love with England. Probably the first books, which I read as a preteen, were the James Herriot vet books; I discovered the romance novels of Betty Neels; and along about then I also began reading Agatha Christie as well (I was an avid reader by age 8). Since that time I've read thousands more books set in various locations in the UK and for years it has been my dream to visit. That dream is finally coming true in just two months and I'm so excited!

  2. So glad to hear you're visiting England, Pam. Where are you visiting?

  3. Lake District, York, Chatsworth House, the Cotswolds,the South West counties and end with a couple of days in London.


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