Books Etc. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, I must have run the gamut of deadly sins in my time but one that I’ve finally conquered is envy. Being covetous of what others have is the road to Bedlam. Sometimes I find myself lusting after a … Continue reading

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Art or Bust. August 2012.

Dear Rowley, Well, I’m sitting on the balcony of the Albert Ier in Nice on the last night on the Riviera for now watching the sun set and listening to Sarah Vaughan’s I Love Brazil album on the MacBook Air. … Continue reading

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Frockage. August 2012.

Dear Rowley, I fear we are rather out of synch with my photographs. I told you all about the Costume Gallery at the Bowes Museum in my last letter and only now am I sending you my snaps. Vanity, I … Continue reading

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Are We Nearly There Yet? January 2012.

Dear Rowley, Forgive the last ‘goodbye cruel world’ letter. I believe I had reached what is known in the writing trade as the ‘scrape the barrel and drain the bottle’ stage of completing my latest opus The Perfect Gentleman¬†for Thames … Continue reading

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The Stork Has Landed. July 2011.

Dear Rowley, My heart bleeds for the ecoli outbreak in Ambridge, darling. Haven’t had a week of sleep. This is so much more relevant to most people in England than America defaulting on their billion, trillion, gazillion debt repayments or … Continue reading

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