Diva Fever. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, A number of years ago, a writer called Suzy Boyt published a memoir called┬áMy Judy Garland Life. She and I were working for Weekend FT then: she as a columnist and I as a fashion correspondent. I recall … Continue reading

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Divine Intervention. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, I thought it was fitting that, on the day the Trots voted Jeremy Corbyn to lead the Labour Party, I returned to Chatsworth House to view the Duke of Devonshire’s latest contemporary art and design installation Make Yourself … Continue reading

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The Duchess. September 2014.

Dear Rowley, To Holy Cocktails with the Rector of St George’s Hanover Square last night and the conversation was dominated by the death of Deborah, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, last of the celebrated Mitford sisters, aged 94. Having spent a … Continue reading

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My Last Duchess. January 2013.

Dear Rowley, Did you see the Duchess of Cambridge’s new portrait? It was hung at the National Portrait Gallery yesterday and the artist, Paul Emsley, received the Duke and Duchess for a brief private view. We all know the poor … Continue reading

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Four Minutes to the Stage Miss Callas August 2010

Dear Rowley, Well, this week has brought good news and bad. I’m always a believer in saving the best till last so here’s the bad news. It has been far north of 18 months that I have been working on … Continue reading

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