House of Cards. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, You remember the ice cold political drama┬áHouse 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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The Regency. February 2014.

Dear Rowley, I’ve often said there’s a bit of gypsy in me: no comments please. But I had a serious premonition last week when the Duchess of Cambridge arrived alone at the National Portrait Gallery looking every inch a Princess … 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 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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Edward & Mrs Simpson. October 2011.

Dear Rowley, Well darling, they’re not posting the black bordered announcement outside Buckingham Palace quite yet announcing my imminent demise but I have to tell you this flu is less the bug than an absolute bugger. Still, silver linings and … Continue reading

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