Queen of Fashion. August 2017.

Dear Rowley, If you’re going to be a writer, you have to be a reader. I know something is distinctly off kilter if I’m not able to sit down with a book and absorb it like Litmus paper. The book … Continue reading

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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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Too Much of a Good Thing is Wonderful. October 2012.

Dear Rowley, Forgive the radio silence. If you want a rough idea of my life in the past week then rent a Bruce Lee video and fast forward to the last five minutes. There have been so many mental karate … Continue reading

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Where do you go to my lovely? February 2011

Dear Rowley, Well darling, today’s the day when His Royal Keithness and I go to Windsor Castle to visit the Royal Archive and search for the fabled photograph of Edward VII as Prince of Wales sporting the prototype dinner jacket … Continue reading

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