Assassins. June 2016.

Dear Rowley, Should your heart wish to break for the Haute Ton of 18th century London, look no further than this morsel from Piers Morgan’s social column: ‘Sir Bruce Forsythe’s wife, Lady Wilnelia, threw a delightful dinner party at Fortum & Mason … Continue reading

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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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All I Want For Christmas Is…December 2011

Dear Rowley, All I want for Christmas is a hunk in trunks, a yacht, a share in a racehorse, a brace of Anderson & Sheppard suits, half a dozen Budd bespoke shirts, a diamond tie stud, a villa on Corfu, … Continue reading

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My Judy Garland Life December 2010

Dear Rowley, A couple of years ago, one of my former colleagues and columnists on the FT wrote a book called My Judy Garland Life. The fact that the lady in question was happily married, had sweet children and was … Continue reading

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