21st Century Blues. August 2017.

Dear Rowley, As the Wicked Witch croaked as she was melting, ‘What a world! What a world!’ I ask you, how did we get from the tattooed lady that Victorians would pay a shilling to gawp at in a circus … Continue reading

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Assassins. June 2016.

Dear Rowley, Should your heart wish to break for the Haute Ton of 18th century London, look no further than this morsel from Piers Morgan’s social column: ‘Sir Bruce Forsythe’s wife, Lady Wilnelia, threw a delightful dinner party at Fortum & Mason … Continue reading

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Sad Sad Tears of a Clown. March 2016.

Dear Rowley, Didn’t your mouth just hit the pavement when you saw the YouTube footage of Madonna’s one night and one night only Tears of a Clown show? OMFG darling! Performed in Melbourne in front of a small, hand-picked crowd of the … Continue reading

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Boylesque. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, My Mother and I had a conversation about how contented we can be in our own company. We’re both very sociable people but also I think quite self-contained. Mum had been to the country fair at Chatsworth while … Continue reading

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Black Magic. October 2014.

Dear Rowley, Do you ever have those days when you feel like locking the door, pouring a gin, putting Hermione Gingold at the Café Royal on the record player and pretending the last sixty years never happened? Such trying times doing … Continue reading

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