House of Cards. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, You remember the ice cold political drama┬áHouse of Cards starring Ian Richardson as the murderous, Machiavellian Tory politician Francis Urquhart (F.U. for short)? The scriptwriting was sublime and the casting second to none. When I heard Kevin Spacey … Continue reading

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House of Cards. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, A terribly Orwellian tableau today in Sainsbury’s Bloomsbury this morning. A poor chap with a vacant look on his face and bottle of wine in hand was standing next to the pernicious self check-out machine pathetically bleating ‘I … Continue reading

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End Game for Fashion at Royal Ascot March 2011

Dear Rowley, Well love-a-duck, we’re about two weeks away from putting Fashion at Royal Ascot: Three Centuries of Thoroughbred Style to bed. Speaking of which, I’m lounging on the divan in Bloomsbury Towers in my Ted Sexton blue silk dressing … Continue reading

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