Halloween. October 2017.

Dear Rowley, I’ve never been a fan of Halloween. As you know, Bloomsbury is the heart of occult London. We have the most esoteric bookshops, occult emporia, the mysticism of the Seven Dials and the heritage of Aleister Crowley’s Golden … Continue reading

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La Dolce Vita. July 2017.

Dear Rowley, I am getting about a bit these days! H and I had three days in Rome over the weekend where we had the privilege to swim through herds of tattooed wildebeest in spray on shorts marauding round the … 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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Divine Intervention. July 2015.

Dear Rowley, When Atlantic Records producer Ahmet Erteg√ľn first laid eyes on Bette Midler he cut to the heart of her act: a class performer masquerading as trash. The Divine Miss M persona took elements of Mae West, Sophie Tucker … Continue reading

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Clams on the Half Shell. September 2013.

Dear Rowley, I think you know I am rather a fan of the Divine Miss M otherwise known as Bette Midler, queen of the concert tours, our fearless leader and the only woman who makes one iota of sense on … Continue reading

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