The Howling Owl
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The Howling Owl

Essay

You Can Take the Boy Out of Boston…

But he still has trouble with plants

Grasmere Vale. Photo, author’s own

My husband is from Boston, Massachusetts, and although he has lived thirty years in England, there are still things that amuse, enchant and baffle him about his adopted country.

Like the ritual of afternoon tea, with its finger sandwiches and scones and its accoutrements of teapots…

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