Caroline Aherne. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, Like her TV Mum Su Johnston, I am so, so sorry to hear of the death of comedienne Caroline Aherne in her early fifties. This wickedly funny, complex character first appeared in the national consciousness as television chat … Continue reading

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Charlie Sheen. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, A rather disconcerting byproduct of the Paris Massacre atrocity is the gleam in French Prime Minister Fran├žoise Hollande’s eyes. He has gone from hero to zero almost overnight. I know this sounds horribly cynical but there’s a degree … Continue reading

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Paris is Burning. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, Devastating news from Paris of a massacre of the innocents at the hands of crack teams of ISIS assassins and suicide bombers. My heart is heavy today and, though it is excruciating to look at footage of the … Continue reading

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Fashion. January 2015.

Dear Rowley, Awoke this morning with a fatal sense of optimism and well-being. I say fatal because the moment you pre-ordain a day lucky is the moment Dame Nemesis casts a spiteful glance towards Bloomsbury and, before you know it, … Continue reading

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The Fencing Master. May 2012.

Dear Rowley, An invitation to the Wallace Collection to preview the new exhibition The Noble Art of the Sword: Fashion and Fencing in Renaissance Europe┬ácurated by Toby Capwell. Hertford House on Manchester Square is quite simply one of the most … Continue reading

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