Reporters on the Job

Let Me Count the Ways: Correspondent Mark Rice-Oxley was not short of interview subjects when it came to finding Britons who've emigrated for his story. Most of his closest college friends have for one reason or another chosen a life overseas.

"Maybe it's something I said," Mark muses.

Having spent almost half his adult life as an expatriate, Mark decided four years ago to settle in Britain, though there are plenty of things that make him want to run away abroad again.

"Winter, dire television, pessimists, celebrity culture, public transport, Big Brother," he says. "Shall I go on?"

Amelia Newcomb
Deputy world editor

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