Secret Rooms. October 2013.

Dear Rowley, Have you read Catherine Bailey’s Secret Rooms? I’m rathe a latecomer to Miss Bailey’s work but tore through her archive trembler of a book about the 10th Duke of Rutland’s race against time to redact his family’s papers and … Continue reading

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Aznavour. October 2013.

Dear Rowley, You’ve got to admire Graham Norton. Just got back from a fabulous evening with Patricia at the Royal Albert Hall and madam’s got Cher, Robert de Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Jennifer Saunders on the red sofa. What I … Continue reading

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Prince George. October 2013.

Dear Rowley, Are we, one wonders, heading for a Scandinavian monarchy when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge inherit the British throne? Prince George’s christening in the Chapel Royal of St. James’s Palace was so low key you half expected … Continue reading

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El Dorado. October 2013.

Dear Rowley, I’ve often harrumphed about the Tristrams employed to promote my neighbourhood trying to rebrand Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia and Holborn as ‘Midtown’. This ghastly moniker pillaged from New York drains all the romance from being a Bloomsbury setter. For writers, … Continue reading

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A Dream of a Dream. October 2013.

Dear Rowley, When I was studying for my English literature degree up in Newcastle back in the days when dinosaurs roamed we were so fortunate to have the RSC touring annually. As a rather precocious reviewer for the Newcastle Journal, second … Continue reading

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