Well Done That Man. May 2017.

Dear Rowley, One of the best royal biographies I have ever read was penned in 2011 by Philip Eade. Its title? Young Prince Philip: His Turbulent Early Life. We are all so familiar with the Windsor lineage but over and above … Continue reading

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Duty Call. May 2015.

Dear Rowley, Weren’t you shocked to hear that FIFA is run by porcine, money grubbing lardy cake males with greasy palms and laxer morals than a dope peddler haunting the backstreets of Tangier? No, me neither. One becomes more and … 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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Gilt Complex. July 2013.

Dear Rowley, Tell me I’m not the only one who’s had a gilt complex since I was knee high to a grasshopper. I can vividly remember my first visit to Versailles. We were in Marie Antoinette’s bedroom and a rather … Continue reading

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Tender is the Night. May 2013.

Dear Rowley, The Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc has been the mise-en-scène for the most enchanted evenings in the history of the Cannes Film Festival and none more so than amfAR’s 20th anniversary gala. The promenade that slopes from the hotel’s perch … Continue reading

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