Rumour Has It. June 2018.

Dear Rowley, Would you agree that more tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones? The epigram tinged with melancholy was the title for Truman Capote’s never-completed novel Answered Prayers that destroyed the writer socially, financially and mentally. When a … Continue reading

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Murdering the Orient Express. March 2018.

Dear Rowley, Much anticipation on buying the 2017 reboot of Murder on the Orient Express on DVD having missed the cinema release. The review could be truncated to two words: gobble gobble. What an expensive turkey and all the more bothersome … Continue reading

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Liza! Liza! Liza! February 2018.

Dear Rowley, Forgive the loooong radio silence. As I think you know from my infrequent Twitter posts, the past four weeks has not been without incident. I have had four burglaries in Bloomsbury Towers in as many weeks. All the … Continue reading

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Re-Joyce. January 2016.

Dear Rowley, Don’t you long for the days when Vanessa and Corin Redgrave were the only luvvies who bored us witless with their politics? Now it seems our actors and actresses have taken upon themselves to favour us with their … Continue reading

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Blue Murder. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, It was with some trepidation that I heard Sir Kenneth Brannagh is determined to remake Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. Granted, I found the Cybil Shepherd and Angela Lansbury reboot of The Lady Vanishes by far superior to … Continue reading

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