Bobby Hillson. April 2018.

Dear Rowley, My career has been thanks in part to a cabal of strong women who mentored me throughout my life. In Junior School it was the immaculate Miss Dalton; she of the glossy cottage loaf hair, immaculate make-up and … Continue reading

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Protect the Work. March 2018.

Dear Rowley, I am still on tenterhooks waiting for the Profiles in History auction catalogue for what is in all but name the Estate of Liza Minnelli. There’s an exhibition preview in April that I’d sell a kidney to see but cannot under … Continue reading

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Resignation. March 2016.

Dear Rowley, Politicians who resign on a matter of principle have proved as rare as Fabergé eggs of late. Let’s face it, MPs don’t even throw in the towel when they’ve been caught in flagrante with a ladyboy of Bangkok at … Continue reading

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Boylesque. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, My Mother and I had a conversation about how contented we can be in our own company. We’re both very sociable people but also I think quite self-contained. Mum had been to the country fair at Chatsworth while … Continue reading

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Paris Couture. January 2014.

Dear Rowley, It’s that time of year again when you can be 99% sure that all the most obnoxious, offensive and smug people residing in London have buggered off to the Davos Summit. Davos always makes me hoot with laughter … Continue reading

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