Ordeal by Innocence. November 2017.

Dear Rowley, I had a minor fracas on Twitter about actor Ed Westwick who has been accused of – and strenuously denied – two rapes. As a result, the BBC has cancelled showing an Agatha Christie adaptation called (with no … Continue reading

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He’s Behind You. December 2016.

Dear Rowley, When I heard pantomime was coming back to the London Palladium after a thirty-year hiatus, my mind wandered to the am dram Christmas shows put on by my cousin Charlotte’s dance school in Sheffield. The director would finagle … Continue reading

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Meeting Miss Fisher. December 2016.

Dear Rowley, Whisper it but I am rather looking forward to Christmas 2016. This is usually the cue for Fate to send a memo to Nemesis: ‘Why not make him choke on a tuppence in a lit Christmas pudding, set … Continue reading

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The Drag. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, I’m quite fastidious about printing-off photographs snapped on my iPhone if only because I’ve poleaxed enough MacBook Airs with glasses of red wine to know that technology is not infallible and the iCloud is about as reliable as … 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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