Science Fiction. July 2017.

Dear Rowley, Technology does have a nasty habit of creeping up on you, doesn’t it? I didn’t even know that drones existed a year ago. Then I saw the wretched things on sale in Tottenham Court Road. So picture the … Continue reading

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My Theresa. September 2016.

Dear Rowley, Have you noticed something remarkable about Theresa May since she became Prime Minister? She does not release pre-emptive press releases about what she will do as did New Labour and Mr Cameron ad nauseum. Instead, Mrs May quietly … Continue reading

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Welcome to My Lovely Home. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, On a lighter note! I realise that after all these years of corresponding with you, I have prattled away about Bloomsbury Towers and you have never seen it. So now’s your chance. Many moons ago when I decided … Continue reading

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Rage Against the Machine. January 2015.

Dear Rowley, Do you recall seeing Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927)? Metropolis is a pioneering science fiction film set in 2026 that depicted a dystopian city where the masters lived at the top of Towers of Babel and the poor serviced the machines … 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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