Back in Business. July 2012.

Dear Rowley, I am enraptured by the Julia McKenzie Miss MarpleĀ episode called The Pale Horse. It involves a story of witchcraft in Much Deeping. The standout performance is by Pauline Collins as the chief witch. She is suburban. She has … Continue reading

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Good Evening Mr Bond. July 2012.

Dear Rowley, Did you watch the Olympic Opening Ceremony? Reminded me of an Acid flashback of the past forty years of British culture. As one of the newspapers rightly wrote, Britain has confirmed to the rest of the world that … Continue reading

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Glass Houses. July 2011.

Dear Rowley, Don’t you despair of British newspapers sometimes? I’m not a reader of the News of the World or the Sun but do glance at the headlines when buying my morning Telegraph to read in the steam room of … Continue reading

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The House of Hardy Amies November 2010

Dear Rowley, I have still resisted the dark mark to join all the Harry Potter freaks at a showing of the Deathly Hallows. But it did get me pondering how cleverly J. K. Rowling has created a magical world with … Continue reading

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