Happy Valley. May 2016.

Dear Rowley, While immersed in the 1920s Henry Poole ledgers, I chanced upon an order from Sir Jock Delves-Broughton, he of the still-unsolved Happy Valley murder in Kenya in 1941. You’ll recall cash-strapped Jock married young beauty, Diana, and took … Continue reading

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Books Etc. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, I must have run the gamut of deadly sins in my time but one that I’ve finally conquered is envy. Being covetous of what others have is the road to Bedlam. Sometimes I find myself lusting after a … Continue reading

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Positive Discrimination. August 2015.

Dear Rowley, As you know my life has not been without incident. If it was a soap opera the theme tune would be I’m Still Here from Sondheim’s Follies.  Admittedly a bottle of Bombay Sapphire was never far away from the scene … Continue reading

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Moving Swiftly On. June 2015.

Dear Rowley, In past seasons I have been snitty about London Collections: Men not least when the army of Asian gay bloggers in knee socks, brogues and pork pie hats descend on Bloomsbury Square for the runway shows jamming their … Continue reading

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London Collections: Men

Dear Rowley, It’s that time of year again when Bloomsbury Square is littered with Asian fashion bloggers in clothing that Lord Redesdale would describe as ‘pointless’ queuing outside Victoria House to view the fashion shows collectively known as London Collections: … Continue reading

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