The Casting Couch. October 2017.

Dear Rowley, The case against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein alleging multiple counts of sexual harassment, assault and rape over a thirty-year period is as morally murky as it is complex. We know, for example, that predatory men were at large … Continue reading

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Fashion. March 2014.

Dear Rowley, I found it most unwise of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to take a second honeymoon in the Maldives minus the minor and after the Middleton clan had just got back from Musitque. Most people in Britain … Continue reading

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Royal St James’s. June 2013.

Dear Rowley, Terribly sad to read of Sir Henry Cecil’s death. He was bar none the most elegantly dressed man at Royal Ascot. We’d often tip top hats when I was en route to eviscerate fascinators in the Royal Enclosure … Continue reading

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Cupidity. October 2012.

Dear Rowley, I adore the German word schadenfreude. ¬†There is no translation for it in English other than saying out loud ‘I told you so’ with a satisfied smile and a smack of the lips like a cat that’s got … 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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