The Crown. November 2016.

Dear Rowley, Having devoured the first six episodes of Netflix epic The Crown,¬†telling the story of The Queen’s accession to the throne, it is patently clear where ¬£100 million was spent on the production. I wonder whether re-staging the marriage … Continue reading

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Golden Globes Fashion. January 2014.

Dear Rowley, Well, I got Michelle Dockery’s frock completely wrong. Turns out it is an Oscar de la Renta though the shape is very reminiscent of last season’s Dior couture. I adore Mr de la Renta. We’ve never met but … Continue reading

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Bring Up The Bodies. February 2013.

Dear Rowley, At lunch in the chairman’s dining room at Berry Bros & Rudd yesterday I discovered a fellow former English Literature student at Newcastle University who shared an appreciation of the acid drops that emanated from the pens of … Continue reading

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Hot Water. July 2012.

Dear Rowley, Well, that was a close one. I have now used up five of the nine. On this occasion it was not personal negligence. It was a physical horror that left me in too much pain to want to … Continue reading

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