Ciao Bella! New Year’s Eve 2011.

Dear Rowley, In haste, I was leafing through the February issue of Tatler and found the most marvellous feature Labradors of Power written by an entertaining chap called Adam Edwards. It reminded me that I had not as yet sent you … Continue reading

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Now Voyager. New Year’s Eve 2011.

Dear Rowley, Happy New Year darling. Do you have any resolutions? E. M. Forster had it so right: ‘only connect’. My resolution is to communicate in person or on the telephone and not in cyber space. It is one of … Continue reading

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His Family & Other Animals. December 2011.

Dear Rowley, Well darling, the Grim Reaper’s been busy again this Christmastide though he had the good taste to leave my nearest and dearest alone this time. I was sorry to hear that Mirror columnist Sue Carroll had gone to the … Continue reading

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All I Want For Christmas Is…December 2011

Dear Rowley, All I want for Christmas is a hunk in trunks, a yacht, a share in a racehorse, a brace of Anderson & Sheppard suits, half a dozen Budd bespoke shirts, a diamond tie stud, a villa on Corfu, … Continue reading

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Best of British. December 2011.

Dear Rowley, Last week I made the acquaintance of Jean Clark at James J Fox on St James’s Street: arguably the finest purveyor of cigars left in London. I wanted to include Fox in my The Perfect Gentleman book for Thames … Continue reading

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