Ten gifted "exiles" were asked what made them leave their own countries to come to live, even temporarily in England. We wished to discover what England may seem to offer the large numbers of people from overseas who settle here and what, in fact, she does offer them. These writers analyse with skill and considerable acuity the relationships between England and their countries of origin.
Most of the writers come from countries within the British Commonwealth. From their descriptions of what they sought in coming here and what they actually found, there emerges a dynamic view of the present relations between England and those countries which have had ties of special closeness to her.
This book demonstrates the responsibilities which England's legacy of world-wide rule still imposes upon her and shows the English scene from an unusual viewpoint.