Fine and Dandy? October 2017.

Dear Rowley, The other day, I had the privilege to view pieces tailored by Henry Poole & Co in the Museum of London archive. We saw the black velvet tunic Sir Henry Irving wore to play King Charles I and … Continue reading

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21st Century Blues. August 2017.

Dear Rowley, As the Wicked Witch croaked as she was melting, ‘What a world! What a world!’ I ask you, how did we get from the tattooed lady that Victorians would pay a shilling to gawp at in a circus … Continue reading

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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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