Bring Up The Bodies. February 2013.

Dear Rowley, At lunch in the chairman’s dining room at Berry Bros & Rudd yesterday I discovered a fellow former English Literature student at Newcastle University who shared an appreciation of the acid drops that emanated from the pens of … Continue reading

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Diamond Jubilations at the Palace. June 2012.

Dear Rowley, You know the old saying it’s much more fun in the green room than on the show? Well, a lesson learnt today. You know I’ve been doing a series of features for ITV This Morning recently called Luxury … Continue reading

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Diamond Jubilee River Pageant. June 2012.

Dear Rowley, I simply could not go to bunk on Diamond Jubilee River Pageant day without passing comment about the BBC coverage of what should have been a dignified, happy and glorious moment in British history. As you know, I … Continue reading

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No Dough, No Show! April 2012.

Dear Rowley, Only in England could Thames Water issue a drought warning during our April rainy season. I just stepped out to the post office and Bloomsbury Square was like a monsoon in Rangoon. I have to venture forth tonight … Continue reading

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Fallen Idols. August 2011.

Dear Rowley, In haste, television is terribly bad for one’s morale. I happened to be watching University Challenge recently (that dates me) and a picture round came-up with classic portraits of the great Hollywood screen goddesses. The cream of our … Continue reading

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