Madonna Rising. February 2018.

Dear Rowley, I am still pondering the ‘Me Too’ movement and the feminist activism by show business personalities like Jennifer Lawrence who is taking a year off acting to ‘empower’ women and Emma Watson who has donated $1 million to … Continue reading

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Skyfall.October 2012.

Dear Rowley, To the Barbican cinema to see Skyfall: the new James Bond. When I used to date an RSC actor, he told me that there were nuclear bunkers underneath the Barbican for the royal family no less should the … Continue reading

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Oiled Up. September 2012.

Dear Rowley, It is raining over London fit to flood hence a day in Bloomsbury Towers with the boxed sets of two TV adaptations of Love in a Cold Climate. The earliest features Dame Judi Dench as ‘Ma’ and the … Continue reading

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Age Before Beauty. October 2011.

Dear Rowley, 40 love! As Mr Major said at his first Cabinet meeting, ‘who’d have thought it eh?’ Having been on nodding acquaintance with the Grim Reaper at least three times to my knowledge, it is rather lovely to enter … Continue reading

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Oven Chips & Champagne January 2011

Dear Rowley, I was having a giggle with my publisher at Thames & Hudson the other day. Lucas and I were wondering if there was any mileage in a book about royal jewels in the Middle Eastern royal collections. We … Continue reading

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