Gilt Complex. July 2013.

Dear Rowley, Tell me I’m not the only one who’s had a gilt complex since I was knee high to a grasshopper. I can vividly remember my first visit to Versailles. We were in Marie Antoinette’s bedroom and a rather … Continue reading

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The 53. July 2013.

Dear Rowley, The second invitation to Buckingham Palace in as many weeks for the private view of The Queen’s Coronation 1953 exhibition in the State Rooms of the palace. As you’ll recall, the last jaunt was among a cast of thousands … Continue reading

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From Here To Maternity. July 2013.

Dear Rowley, Did you see Burton & Taylor last night on BBC4 starring Helena Bonham Carter as Elizabeth and Dominic West as Richard? When I saw the publicity stills I nearly choked on my Geraldini (a cocktail made in honour of my agent … Continue reading

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A Princess Margaret Moment. July 2013.

Dear Rowley, Don’t you find it mildly ironic that after the endless Ice Age over the United Kingdom that made us all suicidally depressed, one hears nothing but complaints now we’re basking like salamanders a midsummer heatwave? Radio 4 is … Continue reading

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What Would Pola Do? July 2013.

Dear Rowley, Can you remember my telling you I’d been to see a fabulous new musical at the Arts Theatre earlier this year called The Tailor Made Man all about 20s movie idol Billy Haines and his spectacular fall from … Continue reading

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