Man of Letters. May 2016.

Dear Rowley, In my extensive, some would say exhaustive, research into the history of Savile Row, there is a frustrating lack of information about the founding fathers: Gieves, Hawkes, Kilgour, Davies, Huntsman, Anderson or Sheppard. Of them all, the most … Continue reading

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And Then There Were None. January 2015.

Dear Rowley, Who knew January was the rainy season in London? Every day since Christmas, London has been bathed in a miasma of mist, gloom and sleet: perfect weather for a hanging at Holloway. Speaking of capital punishment, did I … Continue reading

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It’s A Fine Life. March 2015.

Dear Rowley, While researching my¬†Discriminating Guide to London I came across a vogue in restaurants largely in Oliver Twist’s topography of the city for Dickensian fare. Under the guise of honest ’tilled from the soil, bringing the sow to market’ … Continue reading

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Happy Endings. January 2015.

Dear Rowley, The late Elaine Stritch told a wonderful story about drinking into the small hours with Judy Garland when, as the sun began to rise over Manhattan, Garland stood up and drawled ‘Elaine, I never thought I’d say this … Continue reading

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The Fallen Madonna With The Small Boobies. June 2012.

Dear Rowley, You know I’ve always been a terrific fan of Madonna man and boy. But I am most disturbed by pictures coming over the wires for her latest tour. I believe she was in Abu Dhabi or some such … Continue reading

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