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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Trooping the Colour. June 2016.

Dear Rowley, HM The Queen has already lived and reigned longer than any other monarch in British history. This weekend, to mark her official birthday, more flags were put out for Trooping the Colour: the military salute with its foundations … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being Earnest. July 2015.

Dear Rowley, No love lost between Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams as they slug it out to get into the finals at Wimbledon this year. But there is something amiss in the contest between ‘beauty and the beast’. Sharapova’s screeching … Continue reading

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The Duchess. April 2014.

Dear Rowley, Apologies for being so tardy with my correspondence of late. Life has not been without event and that’s putting it mildly. Still, at least I’m not on trial for shooting my partner like Oscar Pistorious. Aren’t you riveted … 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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