The Story of the Sitwells. March 2016.

Dear Rowley, I have always made a policy of not writing about living relatives more than merely en passant. Having read Desmond Seward’s Renishaw Hall: The Story of the Sitwells while closeted in Derbyshire for the Easter weekend, I consider this … Continue reading

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Tapas & Tantrums. December 2013.

Dear Rowley, If I hear one more politician or BBC newsreader referring to the late Nelson Mandela as Madiba I will sneak up behind them with a vuvuzela and give it to them hot. Isn’t Madiba a tribal term of … Continue reading

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It’s A Riot January 2011

Dear Rowley, An interesting lecture at the English Speaking Union last night on the invitation of Liz who is one of the Gorgeous Georges. It’s the only Union I want to join. I invited Helen from the Royal Opera House … Continue reading

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