Heavy Metal. March 2017.

Dear Rowley, I was having a conversation with my friend the delectable Shaun Leane for my Jewellery for Gentlemen book and we both admitted that the older we get the greater the desire grows for heavy metal. Shaun wears  a substantial … Continue reading

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Basket Case. January 2015.

Dear Rowley, I’m having a terrific time with Sofka Zinovieff’s book The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me. She’s a super writer and has a talent for sketching pen portraits as economically as Don Bachardy. Some writers think it … Continue reading

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The Tailor-Made Man. March 2013.

Dear Rowley, On Friday I booked tickets for the Arts Theatre’s new musical The Tailor-Made Man for La Farmer, Mr Bowering, Simon and myself. The Tailor-Made Man is a musical based on the life and love story of Hollywood idol William Haines. Billy Haines … Continue reading

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The Perfect Gentleman. January 2012.

Dear Rowley, I simply had to snap my view from the sash chord in Bloomsbury Towers yesterday. It was for such conditions that the phrase ‘squalling showers’ was coined. I half expected my neighbour Miss Merrill to fly past the … Continue reading

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A STATE VISIT MAY 2011

Dear Rowley, Isn’t The Queen on a roll? HM triumphed at the Royal Wedding, rocked it out in Ireland and showed President Obama how it’s done at the State Dinner last night. It is heaven to see the Grand Duchess … Continue reading

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