Lines of Beauty. October 2017.

Dear Rowley, In the week that Phillip Pullman returns to the world of hisĀ Dark Materials trilogy with the first of a new series, I do find it heartening that, as a reader, I still await new novels by favourite authors … Continue reading

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The Casting Couch. October 2017.

Dear Rowley, The case against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein alleging multiple counts of sexual harassment, assault and rape over a thirty-year period is as morally murky as it is complex. We know, for example, that predatory men were at large … Continue reading

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Fine and Dandy? October 2017.

Dear Rowley, The other day, I had the privilege to view pieces tailored by Henry Poole & Co in the Museum of London archive. We saw the black velvet tunic Sir Henry Irving wore to play King Charles I and … Continue reading

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Rivalry. October 2017.

Dear Rowley, The Anne Boleyn license to print money continues apace with Alison Weir’s ‘factional’ novelĀ Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession available in all good bookshops. Weir is a historian and has tackled the Six Wives previously in a work of … Continue reading

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The Survival Instinct. October 2017.

Dear Rowley, Fasten your seatbelt, this is going to be a bumpy ride for anyone under thirty. Am I the only person with a few miles on the clock who is fed the fuck up with ageism? I read that … Continue reading

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