The Alienist. April 2018.

Dear Rowley, You know that reading is as fundamental for me as walking the streets of London and drinking G&T. When a book works its magic, I can drape myself around Bloomsbury Towers for hours on end until I have … Continue reading

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The Crown Season Two. December 2017.

Dear Rowley, Netflix is clearly more addictive than laudanum. The Crown Season Two is flawlessly scripted, acted, shot, costumed and bejewelled with a performance by Claire Foy as HM The Queen that is quite simply majestic. The dignity, intelligence, vulnerability … Continue reading

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Halloween. October 2017.

Dear Rowley, I’ve never been a fan of Halloween. As you know, Bloomsbury is the heart of occult London. We have the most esoteric bookshops, occult emporia, the mysticism of the Seven Dials and the heritage of Aleister Crowley’s Golden … Continue reading

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Science Fiction. July 2017.

Dear Rowley, Technology does have a nasty habit of creeping up on you, doesn’t it? I didn’t even know that drones existed a year ago. Then I saw the wretched things on sale in Tottenham Court Road. So picture the … Continue reading

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RuPaulogy. May 2017.

Dear Rowley, Another Saturday, another celebrity diet book in the newspapers. It all boils down to the same old crapola: eat a Mediterranean diet, drink lots of water, cook your food  and keep your walloping great snout out of the … Continue reading

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