Anne of the Thousand Days. April 2018.

Dear Rowley, One of the most formative films I ever saw on the television as a child was Anne of the Thousand Days. The title refers to Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, who reigned for 1000 days before … Continue reading

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Sunderland One Eton Nil. June 2016.

Dear Rowley, Did you vote darling? I’ve just got back from a Brexit party on Southampton Row dressed-up as Britannia. Just in case we lost, I went with a friend who made a marvellous Boadicea. He had his chariot parked … Continue reading

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The Pearl in My Oyster. September 2013.

Dear Rowley, To the V&A last night for the opening gala for the new Pearls exhibition. The show is co-sponsored by the Qatar Museum Authority and Her Excellency Sheikha Mayassa opened the exhibition hence a police presence better suited to an Arsenal … Continue reading

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The House of Hardy Amies November 2010

Dear Rowley, I have still resisted the dark mark to join all the Harry Potter freaks at a showing of the Deathly Hallows. But it did get me pondering how cleverly J. K. Rowling has created a magical world with … Continue reading

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