The Final Push. August 2012.

Dear Rowley, Glorious tintanabulations! I had a call from the lovely Adélia at Thames & Hudson (my publisher’s PA and so much more) to tell me the first advance copy of The Perfect Gentleman was hot off the presses and ready … Continue reading

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I Am What I Am. August 2012.

Dear Rowley, Did you see the Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony last night? I was drifting in and out of consciousness having had a lovely Joe Allen late lunch with Mrs T. We’re going back in business with a new concept … Continue reading

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No Fly Zone. August 2012.

Dear Rowley, London is once again awash with tourists for the Paralympic Games. In the Olympic spirit, I’d like to propose a lanes system for London’s streets: a dual carriage way on each pavement with a fast lane for natives … Continue reading

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Barbary. August 2012.

Dear Rowley, The most hilarious Olympics advertising hoarding slapped across the top deck of the number 38 bus courtesy of Coca Cola. ‘Celebrating the Beat’. Can’t make it up can you? In the ongoing vanity project that is preparation for … Continue reading

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The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone. August 2012.

Dear Rowley, Do you play the stock market darling? When I’ve got a few shekels I am seriously considering it. Of course only in a Mapp & Lucia fashion: ‘Siriami she said darkly’. I think what with the Olympics and Paralympics … Continue reading

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