Wendy Deng & Other Animals. January 2018.

Dear Rowley, Have you ever thought that a cabal of very selfish, very wicked and very greedy people carve up the world’s wealth and power between them? Well, if evidence were needed look no further than the former Mrs Rupert … Continue reading

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Cash & Cary. March 2016.

Dear Rowley, One of the benefits of living in Bloomsbury is that you’re never far from history in the making. Last week, for instance, Rupert Murdock and Jerry Hall’s wedding was blessed at the journalists’ church of St Brides, Fleet … Continue reading

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Strike A Pose. February 2016.

Dear Rowley, The divine Suzi Perry was in town this week and we had a jaunt to the National Portrait Gallery to view the Vogue 100: A Century of Style (1916-2016) exhibition curated by Robin Muir. Now, here is the conditional before … Continue reading

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Detox. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, Well my dear, the party’s over, it’s all over my friend. So said Kenneth Williams in one of my favourite Round the Horne sketches. It’s the way he tells them, I find. Needless to say, the Spencer Hart launch … Continue reading

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Love Me or Leave Me. October 2012.

Dear Rowley, I’m playing hookie today watching The Man Who Knew Too Much: the Alfred Hitchcock movie starring Doris Day and Jimmy Stewart. What strikes one watching films made in the 1950s and based in London is how polite everyone appears … Continue reading

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