Finding Prince Albert. July 2018.

Dear Rowley, Sometimes it is gratifying when your past catches up with you. Not always, granted, but sometimes. About a month ago, I had a call from TV director Ian Denyer. Ian was the man behind the three one-hour documentary … Continue reading

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Mother Love. July 2017.

Dear Rowley, The Princes William and Harry have been criticised in the press for speaking candidly from the heart about the death of their mother, Diana Princess of Wales twenty years ago. The concern seems to be about the Royal … Continue reading

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Keeping Up With the Middletons. May 2017.

Dear Rowley, Didn’t you stare beadily at Emma Watson when she accepted the first ‘gender-neutral’ acting gong at the MTV Awards for her turn in┬áBeauty and the Beast? Apparently the thinking is that male, female or transgender performers – forgive … Continue reading

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Food Glorious Food. August 2015.

Dear Rowley, Is it only me who despairs that the West End of London is turning into one big trough? Every time one of my beloved honest independent shops is forced to close due to rent rises, you can bet … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being Earnest. July 2015.

Dear Rowley, No love lost between Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams as they slug it out to get into the finals at Wimbledon this year. But there is something amiss in the contest between ‘beauty and the beast’. Sharapova’s screeching … Continue reading

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