Ma’am Darling. May 2018.

Dear Rowley, While researching the Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, for an upcoming documentary that seeks to re-present the princess in a sympathetic light I read Craig Brown’s 2018 tome Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret.  Brown is a renown satirist and … Continue reading

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Victoria. September 2016.

Dear Rowley, Fascinated by the Poldark versus Victoria dust-up on telly at the moment. I never saw the first Poldark but have seen enough Romany gypsy types with their tops off in the flesh for a mini series to raise … Continue reading

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All the Riches of Araby. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, With the exception of the Cheapside Hoard exhibition at the Museum of London, I think we can say without bias that the Victoria & Albert Museum curates the most spectacular jewellery exhibitions in London if not the world. The … Continue reading

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Newsround. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, Chancellor George Osborne is tarting it around in Shanghai today promoting British business interests to the yellow peril. I, for one, don’t wish to get into bed with the Chinese either singularly or collectively. As Kitty would say, … Continue reading

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