Sarah Lyall on London vs. New York

Sarah Lyall grew up in New York City and is now London correspondent for the New York Times. She lives there with her husband, the writer Robert McCrum, and their two daughters. Her first book was entitled The Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the British.

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Lyall:    Oh, that’s so interesting. I’m, you know, I’m from New York. I like New York, but London is just cool. It’s really cool. It’s really, really, really international. It’s incredibly fun to walk around, and you get lost really easily, ‘cause it’s impossible to… you know, there’s no grid pattern. You can’t find your way around. And as an American, it’s like a complete candy store, you know. It’s just so new and different and interesting. But, you know, when you come back to New York, people are so relaxed, and I like the relaxed bit.