My Night With Marilyn. March 2012.

Dear Rowley, As you know I’ve been in love with Marilyn Monroe practically since birth. When I was ten years old, I recall bunking off PE at Birkdale school and finding a television in one of the classrooms so I … Continue reading

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Like A Prayer. January 2012.

Dear Rowley, Where do I go to surrender? We’re in the final weeks of writing, editing and laying out my new Thames & Hudson opus The Perfect Gentleman¬†and it has reached the stage when one becomes a feral beast who … Continue reading

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Ready for Take Off. August 2011.

Dear Rowley, Aren’t you adoring the story that former Home Secretary Jackie (or is she a Jacquie?) Smith has been redirecting convicts from their community service to paint her back bedroom? It just about says it all about New Labour’s … Continue reading

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Fallen Idols. August 2011.

Dear Rowley, In haste, television is terribly bad for one’s morale. I happened to be watching University Challenge recently (that dates me) and a picture round came-up with classic portraits of the great Hollywood screen goddesses. The cream of our … Continue reading

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The Stork Has Landed. July 2011.

Dear Rowley, My heart bleeds for the ecoli outbreak in Ambridge, darling. Haven’t had a week of sleep. This is so much more relevant to most people in England than America defaulting on their billion, trillion, gazillion debt repayments or … Continue reading

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