Dominic Sandbrook

That Special Relationship

Old World, New World: The Story of Britain and America


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‘It is always a joy to me to meet an American, Mr Moulton,’ remarks Sherlock Holmes in a story first published in 1890, ‘for I am one of those who believe that the folly of a monarch and the blundering of a Minister in far-gone years will not prevent our children from being some day citizens of the same world-wide country under a flag which shall be a quartering of the Union Jack with the Stars and Stripes.’ 

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