Friends. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, Hardly a secret that life hasn’t been too easy of late. Point of fact, you honour, it hasn’t been too easy for quite a while now. I used to think I was terrible at asking for help but … Continue reading

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Les Misérables. January 2013.

Dear Rowley, Devastating news that HMV has gone into liquidation, no? I was interviewing the fragrant Emma Willis today for a Rake feature. Her admittedly young team couldn’t understand why we old timers were so depressed by the demise of … Continue reading

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We’ve Never Had It So Bad 2011

Dear Rowley, Brass monkeys this morning, isn’t it? I stoated down to the kitchen at 5.30am wrapped in a duvet like Marlene Dietrich at the Queen’s Theatre: rigid in my swan’s down. Apparently, a rat has been seen at No … Continue reading

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