Books Etc. June 2016.

Dear Rowley, I do hate folk music, don’t you? Glad I’ve got that off my chest. Now, don’t these book launches come around quickly? It seemed only yesterday that we were smashing a bottle against the boughs of my¬†Discriminating Guide … Continue reading

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Ready to Begin Again. August 2015.

Dear Rowley, Isn’t gratitude the most marvellous feeling? If I were to describe my career path I’d say it was not dissimilar to Atilla the Hun whose war path might best be summed up as ‘we’ll burn that bridge when … Continue reading

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A Chorus Line. March 2013.

Dear Rowley, Don’t you long for the days when Europe was somewhere ‘over there’ and didn’t really enter our consciousness from one day to the next? Yes I know that the perilous state of the wretched Euro has an impact … Continue reading

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Go East Young Man. March 2013.

Dear Rowley, One of the joys of visiting my parents in Derbyshire for Mother’s Day is the rail journey from London courtesy of East Midlands Trains. With a rare flash of foresight, I had booked First Class without, like Anne … Continue reading

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Red Carpets In The Rain. February 2013.

Dear Rowley, Don’t you adore the BAFTA Awards? I always love to see the bemusement on our Hollywood friends’ faces as they try to compute whether Stephen Fry is sending them a valentine or sending them up. Yet more amusing … Continue reading

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