Goodness Had Nothing to Do With It. October 2017.

Dear Rowley, I have often pondered the theory that virtue is it’s own reward and surmise that, between them, Pearl Bailey and Mae West would have a terribly pithy reply: ‘Between two evils, I always pick the one I haven’t … Continue reading

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Vivien Leigh. September 2017.

Dear Rowley, I recall many years ago filming a documentary about Vivien Leigh for Channel 4 in which I commented that her life and her art on screen were in total harmony: from the skittish, delicious, courageous minx Scarlett O’Hara … Continue reading

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Diana: Her Fashion Story. April 2017.

Dear Rowley, Happy Easter darling. I had a delightful pre-holiday lunch at Sheekey’s this week with Mum and H then dashed over to Kensington Palace to see the Diana: Her Fashion Story exhibition. I actually think Historic Royal Palaces was incredibly … Continue reading

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The Duchess. January 2016.

Dear Rowley, Much excitement this week when Sotheby’s announced the sale of very carefully chosen pieces belonging to the late Deborah, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire on the 2nd of March. As the last surviving Mitford sister, the duchess had lived … Continue reading

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Shocking! July 2014.

Dear Rowley, So the thwack, grunt and squeal is over for another year and I’m not talking about Operation Yewtree. Joyous to see Novak finally breaking the Grand Slam drought, that gorgeous little PopSocks duo take the Men’s Doubles title … Continue reading

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