Nobody’s Perfect. February 2017.

Dear Rowley, I am merely curious but what, precisely, has David Beckham done to unleash the attack dogs of the tabloid press? From what I understand, old emails between he and a PR have been leaked suggesting that Beckham wanted … Continue reading

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Strike A Pose. February 2016.

Dear Rowley, The divine Suzi Perry was in town this week and we had a jaunt to the National Portrait Gallery to view the Vogue 100: A Century of Style (1916-2016) exhibition curated by Robin Muir. Now, here is the conditional before … Continue reading

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Go East Young Man. March 2013.

Dear Rowley, One of the joys of visiting my parents in Derbyshire for Mother’s Day is the rail journey from London courtesy of East Midlands Trains. With a rare flash of foresight, I had booked First Class without, like Anne … Continue reading

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Exhibitionism. November 2012.

Dear Rowley, I’m with Bonnie Tyler. We’re all holding out for a hero and popular culture simply isn’t coming up with the goods. My heart sank when ITV advertised a new fly-on-the-wall doc Cheryl: Access All Areas following Miss Cole on … Continue reading

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Love Me or Leave Me. October 2012.

Dear Rowley, I’m playing hookie today watching The Man Who Knew Too Much: the Alfred Hitchcock movie starring Doris Day and Jimmy Stewart. What strikes one watching films made in the 1950s and based in London is how polite everyone appears … Continue reading

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