Books Etc. June 2016.

Dear Rowley, I do hate folk music, don’t you? Glad I’ve got that off my chest. Now, don’t these book launches come around quickly? It seemed only yesterday that we were smashing a bottle against the boughs of my¬†Discriminating Guide … Continue reading

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The Lady’s Not For Turning. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, Did I have you fooled with the recalcitrant alcoholic hot mess act? I tend to preempt what anyone cares to say about me and double it just to make damned sure there is no comeback. If I say … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, Can you recall a number of years ago the neighbourhood witch put on a rather charming event on Savile Row? The entire street was turfed and fenced and sheep were driven down the Row by a shepherd and … Continue reading

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Sex. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, One of the benefits of no longer being a spring chicken is learning to accept people’s differences without judging (much) or wishing to impose one’s own point of view. Another is – how does one put this delicately? … Continue reading

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Christmas Message. December 2013.

Dear Rowley, Such is the way of the world today that the first line of HM The Queen’s Christmas Speech has been pre-released. Her Majesty begins ‘with so many distractions, it is easy to forget to pause and take stock’. … Continue reading

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