Old Buddha. March 2016.

Dear Rowley, Every Easter I think of my ex-niece Ella (long story) who, when given a Lindt chocolate rabbit, would bash it repeatedly with a pastry fork shouting ‘Spank the bunny! Spank the bunny!’ Her mother and I used to … Continue reading

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Like A Prayer. January 2012.

Dear Rowley, Where do I go to surrender? We’re in the final weeks of writing, editing and laying out my new Thames & Hudson opus The Perfect Gentleman¬†and it has reached the stage when one becomes a feral beast who … Continue reading

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Cabaret November 2010

Dear Rowley, So our Prime Minister is on a trade charm offensive in China. ‘Good luck’, as Liza said in Sex & the City. As we all know, China is an ancient civilization. They were carving jade when we were … Continue reading

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