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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The Peacock Male. October 2016.

Dear Rowley, After the concluding episode of the dark, sexy and lavishly shot thriller┬áThe Night Manager it seemed that Tom Hiddleston could do no wrong. He was the favourite to replace the increasingly ungrateful Daniel Craig as 007 and one … 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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Books Etc. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, I must have run the gamut of deadly sins in my time but one that I’ve finally conquered is envy. Being covetous of what others have is the road to Bedlam. Sometimes I find myself lusting after a … Continue reading

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Food Glorious Food. August 2015.

Dear Rowley, Is it only me who despairs that the West End of London is turning into one big trough? Every time one of my beloved honest independent shops is forced to close due to rent rises, you can bet … Continue reading

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