Finding Prince Albert. July 2018.

Dear Rowley, Sometimes it is gratifying when your past catches up with you. Not always, granted, but sometimes. About a month ago, I had a call from TV director Ian Denyer. Ian was the man behind the three one-hour documentary … Continue reading

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Man of Letters. May 2016.

Dear Rowley, In my extensive, some would say exhaustive, research into the history of Savile Row, there is a frustrating lack of information about the founding fathers: Gieves, Hawkes, Kilgour, Davies, Huntsman, Anderson or Sheppard. Of them all, the most … Continue reading

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Happy and Glorious. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, I’ve always rather enjoyed the cantankerous Dr David Starkey ever since we shared a bottle or three of Prosecco in a caravan in Green Park. We were ensconced in the ITV compound opposite Buckingham Palace to commentate on … Continue reading

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Cambridge Princess. May 2015.

Dear Rowley, The Duchess of Cambridge’s second pregnancy has rather passed us all by considering the mother-to-be has been invisible for most of it. Not being one of those flag-waving loons in Union Jack underwear camped outside the Lindo Wing, … Continue reading

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Just What The Doctor Ordered. July 2014.

Dear Rowley, Do you ever daydream about your ideal home? No, I’m not talking about the rustle of the bombazine as you drift through Apsley House imagining a past life as 1st Duchess of Wellington ordering new damasks and deciding … Continue reading

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