Fashion. January 2015.

Dear Rowley, Awoke this morning with a fatal sense of optimism and well-being. I say fatal because the moment you pre-ordain a day lucky is the moment Dame Nemesis casts a spiteful glance towards Bloomsbury and, before you know it, … Continue reading

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Oiled Up. September 2012.

Dear Rowley, It is raining over London fit to flood hence a day in Bloomsbury Towers with the boxed sets of two TV adaptations of Love in a Cold Climate. The earliest features Dame Judi Dench as ‘Ma’ and the … Continue reading

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Are We Nearly There Yet? January 2012.

Dear Rowley, Forgive the last ‘goodbye cruel world’ letter. I believe I had reached what is known in the writing trade as the ‘scrape the barrel and drain the bottle’ stage of completing my latest opus The Perfect Gentleman¬†for Thames … Continue reading

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The Last of the Red Hot Mamas. December 2011.

Dear Rowley. Comes a time when you have to reconnect with your times and stop living in the era when Fanny was by Gaslight and guardsmen could be had for a shilling in Hyde Park after dark. I’m slumped on … Continue reading

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