Deep in Vogue. November 2017.

Dear Rowley, The much-anticipated December issue of Vogue under the captaincy of Edward Enninful hit the newsstands today. If nothing else, the amount of media – both print and social – generated by the issue has given glossies a shot in the … Continue reading

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The Promenade des Anglais. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, A few years ago, I spent a couple of ill-advised weekends in Nice staying in a hotel on the Promenade des Anglais. The highlight of the trip was discovering the Plage Ruhl beach club on the P des … 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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Bell, Book & Candle. February 2016.

Dear Rowley, The more I live, the more I simply don’t want to learn. On what level does it it benefit an author’s wellbeing to know that the best sellers right now are – drumroll please – adult colouring books. … Continue reading

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Happy Families. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, I was lying on the daybed in Bloomsbury Towers smoking a Senior Service last night when up popped the BBC’s much-vaunted documentary All Change at Longleat.  The story is pure Evelyn Waugh. ‘Loins of Longleat’ Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of … Continue reading

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