“Half memoir, half travel, A Yank Back to England...is an absolutely wonderful book, not only about going home again but also about love and family and tradition and the passage of the years.”
—Michael Dirda, Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic (Washington
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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

New York Chippie Sighting

Know we usually post England photos, but we loved this photo our buddy Chris sent us of his chippie's 1975 Reliant Robin, which he keeps in New York to attract fish Brits and other fish lovers. And we're sure it does--love the color!
Chris has kindly donated three fish and chips dinners for two to be raffled off at the Yank Back to England New York event on Friday March 26, at the Lincoln Center Barnes & Noble.
So everyone in the tristate area: come on out! It's going to be fun, we're finalizing the actors now. In the meantime, if you pop into one of Chris' Chip Shops, tell him we sent you.


Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

That is so awesome, using a Reliant Robin to advertise a chippy! It must look sooooo tiny compared to all the other cars in NYC! :)

I just wish I was nearer Chris' chippy. I could do with a decent fish supper!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Aaaww, fish, chips and sloppy peas please !
Plenty of salt and vinegar ;)
Creative advertising, fellow's got a head on his shoulders....

Michelloui said...

Wow! Im so excited for your book event in March...but when do you have one scheduled for the UK? Perhaps one in Essex??

Funny photo! I'll bet the Americans thought that was fab.

Duchess of Tea said...

Aaahh, Fish & Chips, I am a bit peckish now! What a clever idea, I bet he does get loads of attention.


XPAT said...

Love the photo and love a good fish and chips!

How was the book launch? I was out of town for a while and missed all the excitement but now I am back! Do you have any more events coming up in the D.C area?

The Prodigal Tourist said...

Richard--yes, we wish Chris' shop was near us too! Though we look forward to taste testing when we're in NY!
Jo--agreed! But don't mention mushy peas to Frances! Yes, very creative, we love it. He says his tickets don't stick either, because it's a motorcycle! Gotta love that.
Michelleoui--we love your thinking! Get the word out, maybe we'll get invited.
Your Grace: Fish & Chips always hits the spot, even in the castle I bet!
Xpat: Sorry you were away--next event in DC is a theatrical presentation at the Arts Club. Details are at: http://www.ayankbacktoengland.com/prodigaltourist/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8&Itemid=9
Or send us an email & we'll send you a flyer--aprodigaltourist@gmail.com! Be great to see you!

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh, I sooo miss proper fish and chips. What a great car!