Old Friends As We Are. December 2014.

Dear Rowley, Being something of a Luciaphile, I have on more than one occasion been asked what I thought about the BBC’s new three-part adaptation of E. F. Benson’s Mapp & Lucia novels. Like Noël Coward, W. H. Auden and Nancy … Continue reading

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That’s Not Funny Jerry! November 2014.

Dear Rowley, A little piece of me died today when I saw an advertisement for Nativity 3: Dude Where’s My Donkey? on the back of a London bus. How, in the name of Frank Capra, did we get from It’s A Wonderful Life … Continue reading

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Grecian 2011. September 2011.

Dear Rowley, Well darling, how did we leave London for the holidays? Like Anastasia fleeing the Boleshevik hoards. We packed everything civilised such as Earl Grey, Marmite and the Cambridge Emeralds and fled for Gatwick with not a moment to … Continue reading

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Trouble for Lucia June 2011

Dear Rowley, As Miss Midler Says, ‘time flies when you’re on Prozac’. Only kidding, darling. But time has certainly taken wing of late since I returned from Menorca. I had a call from my editor on The Rake (the style … Continue reading

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