Gold Rush. December 2016.

Dear Rowley, We’d all be forgiven, dahlink, for thinking that Hungarian mantrap Zsa Zsa Gabor had gone to the diamond mine in the sky many years ago. It was rather a surprise to read that the lady actually died only … Continue reading

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Sing Sing. November 2014.

Dear Rowley, Some people’s lives are guided by Buddhism, some by cock eyed optimism and others by Debrett. I have always been convinced that the answer to life’s most profound questions can be found in musical theatre. Broke? Nobody Knows You … Continue reading

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Hello Dolly. July 2014.

Dear Rowley, My heaven, it’s been a slow news week so apologies if you’ve been waiting like a puppy at a screen door for a letter. Which clown agreed to an early June deadline for the first chapters of James Sherwood’s … Continue reading

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Hell Raisers. December 2013.

Dear Rowley, Farewell to two Hollywood legends last weekend: the lovely, legendary Joan Fontaine of Rebecca fame and one of the most beautiful men of his generation Peter O’Toole. As Noël Coward said of O’Toole’s most famous role, ‘if he were … Continue reading

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Aznavour. October 2013.

Dear Rowley, You’ve got to admire Graham Norton. Just got back from a fabulous evening with Patricia at the Royal Albert Hall and madam’s got Cher, Robert de Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Jennifer Saunders on the red sofa. What I … Continue reading

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