The Story of the Sitwells. March 2016.

Dear Rowley, I have always made a policy of not writing about living relatives more than merely en passant. Having read Desmond Seward’s Renishaw Hall: The Story of the Sitwells while closeted in Derbyshire for the Easter weekend, I consider this … Continue reading

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Perfect Gentlemen. November 2012.

Dear Rowley, As Mary Queen of Scots said (in a cod French accent) ‘in my end is my beginning’. There must be more than a few hookers down Half Moon Street who embroidered a sampler with that one. Granted, the … Continue reading

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A Weekend in the Country. March 2012.

Dear Rowley, My pogrom against inappropriate slogan T-shirts as worn by London tourists intensifies. While stoating towards Relax on Brewer Street for my first massage of the year last night I encountered a lady – and I use that term loosely – … Continue reading

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A Bucolic Interlude 29th July 2010

Dear Rowley, You will find this amusing. A couple of nights ago I happened to be having a cigarette opposite Madame Jo Jo’s in Soho. Back in the day when it was London’s premier drag cabaret, I used to spend … Continue reading

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