Bell, Book & Candle. February 2016.

Dear Rowley, The more I live, the more I simply don’t want to learn. On what level does it it benefit an author’s wellbeing to know that the best sellers right now are – drumroll please – adult colouring books. … Continue reading

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Last Queen of Scotland? September 2014.

Dear Rowley, How did the vote for Scottish Independence get within a gnat’s crotchet of dividing the United Kingdom? We all quite naturally thought that Alex Salmond alone would scupper the misguided bid for independence.  I know politics isn’t a … Continue reading

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Changing Rooms. July 2014.

Dear Rowley, For central Londoners, Hampstead truly is another country. You daren’t walk down the high street without an artesinal loaf in a basket trailing wildflowers picked on the Heath. The dedication to shabby, bohemian chic makes the good burghers … Continue reading

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Follow The Bear. June 2013.

Dear Rowley, It’s the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s Coronation and in the absence of an invitation to Westminster Abbey to sing a hymn and wave a flag I’ve spent the day in the company of a large brown bear. … Continue reading

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CASTLES IN THE AIR. FEBRUARY 2012.

Dear Rowley, Boris Johnson’s mailshot urging me to vote him in again as Mayor of London couldn’t have come at a more apposite moment. Walking back to Bloomsbury Towers from my art director Pete’s studio in Bermondsey I happened to … Continue reading

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