Statuesque. January 2017.

Dear Rowley, Forgive the radio silence, I’ve been contemplating the burning issues of the day such as what we should make of Theresa May holding President Trump’s hand as she led him down the White House steps like a PG … Continue reading

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House of Cards. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, A terribly Orwellian tableau today in Sainsbury’s Bloomsbury this morning. A poor chap with a vacant look on his face and bottle of wine in hand was standing next to the pernicious self check-out machine pathetically bleating ‘I … Continue reading

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The Duchess. April 2014.

Dear Rowley, Apologies for being so tardy with my correspondence of late. Life has not been without event and that’s putting it mildly. Still, at least I’m not on trial for shooting my partner like Oscar Pistorious. Aren’t you riveted … Continue reading

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Diamond Days. April 2013.

Dear Rowley, When I wrote for the FT one of my favourite assignments was always to indulge in a diamond day: having the opportunity to handle exceptional gemstones destined for the finger or ear lobe of of the imaginary Middle … Continue reading

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The Lady. April 2013.

Dear Rowley, I was terribly saddened to hear that Baroness Thatcher died yesterday in a suite at The Ritz after suffering a stroke. Apparently the Lady had been living as a guest of owners the Barclay brothers since she was … Continue reading

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