Bombshell. October 2016.

Dear Rowley, When the 20th century’s most famous blonde, Marilyn Monroe, died in mysterious circumstances in her Brentwood home it emerged she had willed her estate to acting coach Lee Strasberg. In 1999 Christie’s sold all of the gowns, furs, … Continue reading

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Marilyn Monroe in Florence. June 2012.

Dear Rowley, If prosecco is drunk in sufficient quantities, it is really rather remarkable how fluent I am in Italiano. I’m interacting like a native this season’s Pitti Uomo in Florence even though I suspect I sound like a gibbering … Continue reading

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Come in to the Garden Maud. July 2011.

Dear Rowley, So t’Internet has felled a giant in the form of the News of the World. Is that an admission of guilt or what? Perhaps it is more a sign that the guards are changing and power has returned … Continue reading

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