Les Misérables. January 2013.

Dear Rowley, Devastating news that HMV has gone into liquidation, no? I was interviewing the fragrant Emma Willis today for a Rake feature. Her admittedly young team couldn’t understand why we old timers were so depressed by the demise of … Continue reading

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Back in Business. July 2012.

Dear Rowley, I am enraptured by the Julia McKenzie Miss Marple episode called The Pale Horse. It involves a story of witchcraft in Much Deeping. The standout performance is by Pauline Collins as the chief witch. She is suburban. She has … Continue reading

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London Boys May 2011

Dear Rowley, Was it Saint Oscar who said it was the misfortune of all women is that they turned into their mothers and the misfortune of men that they don’t? My mother rides every day in Chatsworth Park, cooks like … Continue reading

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Artificial Flowers November 2010

Dear Rowley, Much hilarity on Oxford Street today; closed, as it is annually at the end of November, for Christmas shopping. Now I will defend London to the hilt when it comes to unfavourable comparisons with the US of A. … Continue reading

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