An American in Paris. March 2017.

Dear Rowley, One of the all time favourite quotes about the acting profession comes courtesy of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads.  It likens actors to mushrooms ‘because you’re kept in the dark most of the time and every so often somebody throws … Continue reading

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Basket Case. January 2015.

Dear Rowley, I’m having a terrific time with Sofka Zinovieff’s book The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me. She’s a super writer and has a talent for sketching pen portraits as economically as Don Bachardy. Some writers think it … Continue reading

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Extended Family. August 2011.

Dear Rowley, I do think slogan T-shirts should be discouraged, don’t you? I walked past a big-boned broad with a face like a robber’s dog chewing a wasp yesterday. Her T-shirt – stretched out across two zeppelins and as tight … Continue reading

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