Russian Roulette. January 2015.

Dear Rowley, I do love Jewish humour, don’t you? Barbra Streisand told one of my favourite gags at her comeback concert in the 1990s. It concerns a woman who goes to the butcher’s shop to buy a chicken. He hands … Continue reading

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Costume Drama. December 2013.

Dear Rowley, Heading back to London after a really rather lovely sojourn in Derbyshire for Christmas and pondering how heroic parents of young children are. We’ve got a dad travelling on his own with two very young daughters sharing my … Continue reading

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His Family & Other Animals. December 2011.

Dear Rowley, Well darling, the Grim Reaper’s been busy again this Christmastide though he had the good taste to leave my nearest and dearest alone this time. I was sorry to hear that MirrorĀ columnist Sue Carroll had gone to the … Continue reading

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