Ordeal by Innocence. November 2017.

Dear Rowley, I had a minor fracas on Twitter about actor Ed Westwick who has been accused of – and strenuously denied – two rapes. As a result, the BBC has cancelled showing an Agatha Christie adaptation called (with no … Continue reading

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Halloween. October 2017.

Dear Rowley, I’ve never been a fan of Halloween. As you know, Bloomsbury is the heart of occult London. We have the most esoteric bookshops, occult emporia, the mysticism of the Seven Dials and the heritage of Aleister Crowley’s Golden … Continue reading

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House of Cards. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, You remember the ice cold political drama┬áHouse of Cards starring Ian Richardson as the murderous, Machiavellian Tory politician Francis Urquhart (F.U. for short)? The scriptwriting was sublime and the casting second to none. When I heard Kevin Spacey … Continue reading

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House of Cards. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, A terribly Orwellian tableau today in Sainsbury’s Bloomsbury this morning. A poor chap with a vacant look on his face and bottle of wine in hand was standing next to the pernicious self check-out machine pathetically bleating ‘I … Continue reading

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The Duchess. April 2014.

Dear Rowley, Apologies for being so tardy with my correspondence of late. Life has not been without event and that’s putting it mildly. Still, at least I’m not on trial for shooting my partner like Oscar Pistorious. Aren’t you riveted … Continue reading

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