The Royal Shakespeare Company. May 2014.

Dear Rowley, I have made it no great secret that I consider Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall  and Bring Up The Bodies are two of the finest novels ever written in the English language. It was sheer brilliance to take Henry VIII’s villainous Master … Continue reading

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Anne of the Thousand Days. May 2014.

Dear Rowley, When London hits twenty-four degrees as it did this fine Sunday, the city sings. It is criminal to not put your glad rags on – in my case a rather dashing pair of yellow cotton shorts and a … Continue reading

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Royal St James’s. June 2013.

Dear Rowley, Terribly sad to read of Sir Henry Cecil’s death. He was bar none the most elegantly dressed man at Royal Ascot. We’d often tip top hats when I was en route to eviscerate fascinators in the Royal Enclosure … Continue reading

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The Tower of London March 2011

Dear Rowley, Don’t you feel ten years younger with this Spring sunshine? I hate to sound like a Pollyanna but the world looks better for a lick of sun. Wouldn’t it be heaven to leave England in January and return … Continue reading

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