Old Buddha. March 2016.

Dear Rowley, Every Easter I think of my ex-niece Ella (long story) who, when given a Lindt chocolate rabbit, would bash it repeatedly with a pastry fork shouting ‘Spank the bunny! Spank the bunny!’ Her mother and I used to … Continue reading

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Newsround. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, Chancellor George Osborne is tarting it around in Shanghai today promoting British business interests to the yellow peril. I, for one, don’t wish to get into bed with the Chinese either singularly or collectively. As Kitty would say, … Continue reading

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New Balls Please. June 2012.

Dear Rowley, As they say down the souk in old Tangier town, ‘Trust in Allah but tie-up your camel’. This has been my philosophy for 2012. Once we’d put The Perfect Gentleman¬†to bed in March, I started to enjoy the … Continue reading

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Like A Prayer. January 2012.

Dear Rowley, Where do I go to surrender? We’re in the final weeks of writing, editing and laying out my new Thames & Hudson opus The Perfect Gentleman¬†and it has reached the stage when one becomes a feral beast who … Continue reading

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