Design For Living. February 2013.

Dear Rowley, Never a dull moment is there? Meteorite showers over Russia, Popes throwing in the crosier (Ex Benedict anyone?), queens abdicating and now to cap it all Martine McCutcheon’s gone bankrupt. It’s terribly hard to keep body and soul … Continue reading

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Going Down With All Hands. April 2012.

Dear Rowley, Have you noticed the advertisement campaign on behalf of Stonewall on the side of countless London busses at present? The slogan – in bright red letters a foot high – ┬áreads ‘Some people are gay. Get over it’. … Continue reading

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Glass Houses. July 2011.

Dear Rowley, Don’t you despair of British newspapers sometimes? I’m not a reader of the News of the World or the Sun but do glance at the headlines when buying my morning Telegraph to read in the steam room of … Continue reading

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We’ve Never Had It So Bad 2011

Dear Rowley, Brass monkeys this morning, isn’t it? I stoated down to the kitchen at 5.30am wrapped in a duvet like Marlene Dietrich at the Queen’s Theatre: rigid in my swan’s down. Apparently, a rat has been seen at No … Continue reading

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Full Gallop January 2011

Dear Rowley, Did I say in an earlier epistle that I was going to hibernate for a couple of months while writing the Fashion at Royal Ascot book for Thames & Hudson? I am rather thrilled to say that the … Continue reading

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