Costume Drama. December 2013.

Dear Rowley, Heading back to London after a really rather lovely sojourn in Derbyshire for Christmas and pondering how heroic parents of young children are. We’ve got a dad travelling on his own with two very young daughters sharing my … Continue reading

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Abdications etc. February 2013.

Dear Rowley, Long time no write. Let me guess, you thought I was at the Davos Summit tearing a slice of Sloppy Giuseppe with Messers Cameron, Osborne and Johnson. The Davos World Economic Forum, that Alpine January jolly for the … Continue reading

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Gold: Power and Allure. June 2012.

Dear Rowley, In the excitement of recent weeks, I entirely forgot to send you dispatches from the historic Gold: Power and Allure exhibition at the Goldsmiths’ Hall in the City. La Farmer invited me to the private view. Went, Suzy Menkes, … Continue reading

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House of Cards. April 2012.

Dear Rowley, It’s not every day one is invited to the House of Commons. Don’t get excited Rowley, I wasn’t being hauled in front of the Levinson Enquiry having been intercepted relentlessly by James Murdock. The invitation came courtesy of … Continue reading

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The Queen. February 2012.

Dear Rowley, Did you stay up last night to watch the Super Bowl? Well, I wouldn’t ordinarily except for the promise that Madonna would perform at half time. The closest England has to such an occasion is asking the soprano … Continue reading

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