Betty Blue Eyes April 2011

Dear Rowley, Well, ducks, I finally have a proof of the Fashion at Royal Ascot cover. Do you love it? The hat is Stephen Jones and the dress Vivienne Westwood. The art direction is Peter Dawson and I have to … Continue reading

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Suits You Sir March 2011

Dear Rowley, I’ve been reading a superb new biography of all the Empresses of Rome from Livia to the fall of the empire and feel quite an affinity with the Empress Livia, Augustus’s wife. The lady allegedly poisoned most of … Continue reading

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A Town Mouse December 2010

Dear Rowley, One of the most profound comments ever made about international terrorism came courtesy of my great Aunt Joan Day one Christmas over a decade ago. A news item came on about the latest atrocity committee by the Tamil … Continue reading

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