Morning Tales. May 2017.

Dear Rowley, I first came across Giles Deacon when he was showing a couture collection in the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, alongside Vivienne Westwood, Valentino and a treasure chest of jewellers including Graff and Van Cleef & Arpels. He was … Continue reading

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Newsround. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, Chancellor George Osborne is tarting it around in Shanghai today promoting British business interests to the yellow peril. I, for one, don’t wish to get into bed with the Chinese either singularly or collectively. As Kitty would say, … Continue reading

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Happy Families. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, I was lying on the daybed in Bloomsbury Towers smoking a Senior Service last night when up popped the BBC’s much-vaunted documentary All Change at Longleat.  The story is pure Evelyn Waugh. ‘Loins of Longleat’ Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of … Continue reading

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Divine Intervention. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, I thought it was fitting that, on the day the Trots voted Jeremy Corbyn to lead the Labour Party, I returned to Chatsworth House to view the Duke of Devonshire’s latest contemporary art and design installation Make Yourself … Continue reading

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