Come Into The Garden Maud. September 2012.

Dear Rowley, A rather satisfying morning at my publisher’s Thames & Hudson today. I will sign a contract to be Luxury Editor of T&H this month and we have three projects to put into production that I can’t divulge quite … Continue reading

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Tokyo Nights. January 2012.

Dear Rowley, Well, as the saying goes ‘nostalgia ‘aint what it used to be’. I had a conversation last night with Better Half who is rather a wise owl when all said and done. ‘Why’, I asked him ‘does it … Continue reading

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The Royal Wedding April 30th 2011

Dear Rowley, Well, that went well didn’t it? Three jolly good hits on the BBC News channel and three equally barn-storming suits: a brace of Anderson & Sheppard pieces (the yellow linen on the penultimate morning and the dinner jacket … Continue reading

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Everybody Loves Oscar February 2011

Dear Rowley, Did you stay up to watch the Oscars? No, me neither. Never mind Sky +. It gets in the way of Radio 4 and The Archers. I never thought Ruth could get more irritated until she had that … Continue reading

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A Riotous Christmas December 2010

Dear Rowley, You were sweet to write and inquire as to my whereabouts after a rather prolonged silence. Do forgive me. I was not, as a ‘friend’ suggested, lying naked in Bloomsbury Towers with a bottle of Tanqueray 10 in … Continue reading

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