Keeping Up With the Middletons. May 2017.

Dear Rowley, Didn’t you stare beadily at Emma Watson when she accepted the first ‘gender-neutral’ acting gong at the MTV Awards for her turn in Beauty and the Beast? Apparently the thinking is that male, female or transgender performers – forgive … Continue reading

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Happy Families. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, I was lying on the daybed in Bloomsbury Towers smoking a Senior Service last night when up popped the BBC’s much-vaunted documentary All Change at Longleat.  The story is pure Evelyn Waugh. ‘Loins of Longleat’ Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of … Continue reading

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Vile Bodies. March 2014.

Dear Rowley, Oh my Lord! My health is as fragile as Kelly Brook’s marital record. Something is going to have to give but rest assured I will claw it back come hook or crook when I get my energy back. … Continue reading

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Emerald Eyes. March 2013.

Dear Rowley, Doesn’t it always amuse when party planning and common sense threaten to collide? I only ask having been on La Farmer’s arm last week to attend the unveiling of an exceptional collection of jewels commissioned by Gemfields from … Continue reading

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Theatricality. November 2012.

Dear Rowley, A rather theatrical week. Saturday to the new Alan Bennett at the National Theatre. It is a vehicle for Frances de la Tour otherwise known as ‘Frankie’  by the hair and make-up ‘girls. I have adored Alan Bennett’s … Continue reading

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