Last Christmas. December 2016.

Dear Rowley, Family Christmases do tend to open the floodgates for nostalgia but not half as much as the news that George Michael had died on Christmas Day, aged fifty-three, from heart failure. I always find it rather a bore … Continue reading

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Soul Sisters. May 2016.

Dear Rowley, An unexpected pleasure last night when the divine Suzi Perry invited me to see British Queen of Soul, Beverley Night, play the London Palladium: her first solo tour for four years. ┬áThe diva’s West End star has since … Continue reading

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Time Team. July 2012.

Dear Rowley, An inevitable consequence of travelling is insomnia until one settles back down at home. Hence you discover our hero slumped on the daybed in Bloomsbury Towers at 4am watching Time Team. Have you seen it Rowley? They never … Continue reading

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In Her Solitude. February 2012.

Dear Rowley, Slightly chilling, isn’t it, that Whitney Houston died alone in a hotel room as a guest for Grammy Awards when the artists who had long eclipsed her were probably surrounded by stylists, publicists, fans and record producers making … Continue reading

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