House of Cards. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, You remember the ice cold political drama House of Cards starring Ian Richardson as the murderous, Machiavellian Tory politician Francis Urquhart (F.U. for short)? The scriptwriting was sublime and the casting second to none. When I heard Kevin Spacey … Continue reading

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Open All Hours. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, Last weekend, town was en fete for Open House London: an initiative in which some of the great buildings usually closed to the public throw open their doors. For two days one can queue briefly to wander at leisure around … Continue reading

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Cleveland Street. November 2013.

Dear Rowley, It was worth the sign-up to Twitter alone for a message that pinged into my box this evening reading ‘Jack the Ripper is n0w following you’. Don’t panic, I’m not being trolled: well, not in the virtual world … Continue reading

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The Magic Flute. October 2012.

Dear Rowley, To the English National Opera with the Artist on Saturday to see one of the last performances of Nicholas Hytner’s The Magic Flute. I have adored The Magic Flute for many years and you’ll recall we chose the … Continue reading

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The Cleveland Street Scandal. December 2011.

Dear Rowley, Well darling, it’s confirmed that Russell Square will be the ‘Media Hub’ for the Olympic Games next year. What can it mean? So far all that’s transpired is that the traffic in Bloomsbury Square has quadrupled now they … Continue reading

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