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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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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