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Anglophile Musings with Lady Elyse

On Pleasure Bent Again: Amba Hotel Charing Cross

By Elyse Ashton I’ve been a guest at a lot of hotels in London and yet had never had that ONE hotel which was the “must stay”. I was looking for that place that felt like a home away from … Continue reading

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Cheap & Easy! My Flight On Norwegian.

By Elyse Ashton Last minute plans had me scrambling to book a ticket in August. After many years of travel from LAX to London solely on British Airways, I followed the advice of friends and flew back to LA on Norwegian. … Continue reading

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Poldark Returns! Notes From The London Premiere.

Last month,as many followers of The Anglophile Channel know, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the Poldark Season Two Premiere! Poldark season two picks up with every bit of intensity as when season one left us with a literal … Continue reading

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On Pleasure Bent Again Part II: Planning

On pleasure bent again: Planning “The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men Gang aft agley, An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain, For promis’d joy! “ wrote the dashing Robert Burns. I’m rarely left with nought but grief and … Continue reading

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Down in the Downton Dumps

Down in the Downton Dumps By Elyse Ashton I’ve read several Downton postmortems and found a lot of snark, cynicism and dismissive superiority. I don’t buy it. Not for moment. Don’t even tell me what was wrong with Downton Abbey. … Continue reading

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On Pleasure Bent Again: British Airways Club World Rhapsody

For the record, British Airways isn’t paying me. They are not (yet!)sponsors of The Anglophile Channel. They haven’t promised me an upgrade. I am a budget traveler and careful with my spending. What’s well worth some extravagance? For what do … Continue reading

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Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

“More Austen than thou…” Perhaps you have come across this type (which I shall refer to as a MATT) in the world of Jane Austen appreciation. MATTs can be exasperating, annoying, pompous and relentless. Understand, gentle reader, that I make … Continue reading

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