House of Cards. April 2012.

Dear Rowley, It’s not every day one is invited to the House of Commons. Don’t get excited Rowley, I wasn’t being hauled in front of the Levinson Enquiry having been intercepted relentlessly by James Murdock. The invitation came courtesy of … Continue reading

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Going Down With All Hands. April 2012.

Dear Rowley, Have you noticed the advertisement campaign on behalf of Stonewall on the side of countless London busses at present? The slogan – in bright red letters a foot high – ┬áreads ‘Some people are gay. Get over it’. … Continue reading

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Ready to Begin Again. October 2011.

Dear Rowley, Do you know one of the best things I’ve done in the past 39-years is join the Greco-Roman pool, sauna and steam at the Holborn Hotel. An early morning dip, sizzle and sweat is quite simply manna for … Continue reading

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The Merry Wives of Windsor. October 2011.

Dear Rowley, There isn’t a country in the world that can beat England luxuriating in the light of an Indian Summer. Bloomsbury could have been twinned with Biarritz this week. I popped into Pret this morning for my ‘white that’s … Continue reading

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Glass Houses. July 2011.

Dear Rowley, Don’t you despair of British newspapers sometimes? I’m not a reader of the News of the World or the Sun but do glance at the headlines when buying my morning Telegraph to read in the steam room of … Continue reading

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