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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Lady Sang the Blues. July 2011.

Dear Rowley, Well, as the prostitute said, ‘it’s not the work, it’s the stairs’. This gem came from octogenarian diva Elaine Stritch who also said of anyone under 70 singing I’m Still Here, ‘where have they been?’ The prostitute bon … Continue reading

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