Happy Endings. January 2015.

Dear Rowley, The late Elaine Stritch told a wonderful story about drinking into the small hours with Judy Garland when, as the sun began to rise over Manhattan, Garland stood up and drawled ‘Elaine, I never thought I’d say this … Continue reading

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That’s Not Funny Jerry! November 2014.

Dear Rowley, A little piece of me died today when I saw an advertisement for Nativity 3: Dude Where’s My Donkey? on the back of a London bus. How, in the name of Frank Capra, did we get from It’s A Wonderful Life … Continue reading

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Bring Up The Bodies. December 2013.

Dear Rowley, You’ll be relieved to hear that come Christmas Day, prohibition was repealed at the Sherwood family home so knees were rouged, stockings rolled down and a good time was had by all. We had a house full of … Continue reading

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A Cowardesque Evening & Romanesque morning March 2011

Dear Rowley, Aren’t we all a little preoccupied with our own little worlds – whether that being Royal Ascot, the Savoy or the Noel Coward Society party that had all my attention this week – at the cost of realising … Continue reading

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Savile Row Days March 2011

Dear Rowley, It was the best of times, it was the worst of times as Dickens has it…frequently. Wednesday began at Geo F. Trumper with Liz and Sidik on fine form as my locks were trimmed and nails buffed. It … Continue reading

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