Puppy Power. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, As you know, I am a terrific fan of Round the Horne and no character more so than Betty Marsden playing an ancient actress who has had – how to put this delicately? – a colourful past. When asked … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Walked Home Alone. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, One of the best Bette Davis biographies written by Charlotte Chandler was titled The Girl Who Walked Home Alone. I have been walking home alone for many years now to Bloomsbury Towers. You know what? I’m living alone and … Continue reading

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Sex. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, One of the benefits of no longer being a spring chicken is learning to accept people’s differences without judging (much) or wishing to impose one’s own point of view. Another is – how does one put this delicately? … Continue reading

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Iconoclasm. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, An invitation to a gala performance of James Phillips’s play McQueen that transferred from the St. James’s to the Haymarket Theatre the other night in the company of Mrs T. As per, we tore a crab claw at Sheekey’s Oyster … Continue reading

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Newsround. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, Chancellor George Osborne is tarting it around in Shanghai today promoting British business interests to the yellow peril. I, for one, don’t wish to get into bed with the Chinese either singularly or collectively. As Kitty would say, … Continue reading

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