Nigella Dolorosa. December 2013.

Dear Rowley, I’ve rather avoided the subject of Nigella Lawson’s appearance in court this month not least because the media has given it more attention than the Nuremberg Trials and because everyone from the Prime Minister down has voiced support … Continue reading

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Flappers. November 2013.

Dear Rowley, To the private view of the Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! exhibition at Somerset House on Tuesday as a guest of the lovely Shaun Leane. Titles are so important don’t you find? The exhibit of outfits designed by the … Continue reading

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Secret Rooms. October 2013.

Dear Rowley, Have you read Catherine Bailey’s Secret Rooms? I’m rathe a latecomer to Miss Bailey’s work but tore through her archive trembler of a book about the 10th Duke of Rutland’s race against time to redact his family’s papers and … Continue reading

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