Reluctant Acquiescence. March 2016.

Dear Rowley, Stepping out of one’s life is terribly healthy, don’t you find? As you know, I’ve been at Her Majesty’s pleasure for the past ten days in the Old Bailey sitting in the juror’s box considering two rather fascinating … Continue reading

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The Master of Swish. January 2015.

Dear Rowley, The inspiration for my appreciation of fashion was two-fold. Hollywood movies costumed by the greats such as Travis Banton, Edith Head, Irene, Orry Kelly and Travilla taught the power of glamour. But it was portrait artists such as … Continue reading

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Blue Murder. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, It was with some trepidation that I heard Sir Kenneth Brannagh is determined to remake Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. Granted, I found the Cybil Shepherd and Angela Lansbury reboot of The Lady Vanishes by far superior to … Continue reading

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Whodunnit?

Dear Rowley, One of the few benefits in being laid-up on a day bed in Bloomsbury Square after wisdom teeth surgery is the chance to watch the entire 1981 Brideshead Revisited in one greedy gulp. Anthony Andrews is perfection as Sebastian; so … Continue reading

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Which Witch? July 2015.

Dear Rowley, I’ve never been asked to join the boy scouts let alone the Freemasons so have until the grand old age of forty-three been blithely unaware of secret societies and conspiracy theories. But being an admirer of Madonna it’s … Continue reading

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