Lady Sings The Blues. August 2017.

Dear Rowley, To the Wyndhams Theatre for Audra McDonald’s performance in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. For anyone who knows Broadway, Audra’s voice is one of those once in a generation lyric sopranos comparable to Barbra Streisand or Bernadette … Continue reading

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Girl Power. December 2015.

Dear Rowley, While roughing-out a flat plan for the Henry Poole book, we had to decide on fifty of the great customers from our Hall of Fame to feature as full profiles. It isn’t widely known that Poole’s tailored for … Continue reading

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The Love Quest. December 2015.

Dear Rowley, Both you and I can just remember the days when television still showed black and white programmes. I in particular remember the Saturday matinee double bill of classic films shown on BBC2 before I was even in my … Continue reading

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Fall from Grace. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, London delivers so much more than it promises. I was handing La Farmer into her landau after a BFI screening of Grace of Monaco outside the Aldwych theatre where Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies is playing and bumped smack bang into … Continue reading

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Is It Over? That’s What You Think. May 2014.

Dear Rowley, Bloody Islam! A lady has been branded as shaming Islam for kissing one of the judges at Cannes on the cheek while wearing a headscarf and long dress. What rotten intolerance! At the risk of a fatwah on … Continue reading

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