Old Friends As We Are. December 2014.

Dear Rowley, Being something of a Luciaphile, I have on more than one occasion been asked what I thought about the BBC’s new three-part adaptation of E. F. Benson’s Mapp & Lucia novels. Like Noël Coward, W. H. Auden and Nancy … Continue reading

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That’s Not Funny Jerry! November 2014.

Dear Rowley, A little piece of me died today when I saw an advertisement for Nativity 3: Dude Where’s My Donkey? on the back of a London bus. How, in the name of Frank Capra, did we get from It’s A Wonderful Life … Continue reading

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Trouble for Lucia June 2011

Dear Rowley, As Miss Midler Says, ‘time flies when you’re on Prozac’. Only kidding, darling. But time has certainly taken wing of late since I returned from Menorca. I had a call from my editor on The Rake (the style … Continue reading

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