Trouble for Lucia June 2011

Dear Rowley, As Miss Midler Says, ‘time flies when you’re on Prozac’. Only kidding, darling. But time has certainly taken wing of late since I returned from Menorca. I had a call from my editor on The Rake (the style … Continue reading

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Made in Sheffield April 2011

Dear Rowley, Just when you thought you’d heard it all, that ghastly slug of a Tory politician Oliver Letwin makes a remark about increasing airport taxes because ‘we don’t want to encourage people from Sheffield to take cheap flights’. This … Continue reading

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Royal Ascot Starting Post November 2010

Dear Rowley, At present I am in bed with two of my most favourite boys: my parents’ Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Dougal and Murphey. Sound like two Irish navvies don’t they? These gorgeous creatures call to mind a Victoria Wood … Continue reading

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Meet the Virgin Mary July 2010

Dear Rowley, Can you remember that line we both love in the Joan Crawford biopic Mommie Dearest when Christina gets expelled from school for heavy petting? Driving home, a furious Joan reaches for her hip flask and – finding it … Continue reading

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