Keeping Up With the Middletons. May 2017.

Dear Rowley, Didn’t you stare beadily at Emma Watson when she accepted the first ‘gender-neutral’ acting gong at the MTV Awards for her turn in Beauty and the Beast? Apparently the thinking is that male, female or transgender performers – forgive … Continue reading

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The Crown. November 2016.

Dear Rowley, Having devoured the first six episodes of Netflix epic The Crown, telling the story of The Queen’s accession to the throne, it is patently clear where £100 million was spent on the production. I wonder whether re-staging the marriage … Continue reading

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Happy Valley. May 2016.

Dear Rowley, While immersed in the 1920s Henry Poole ledgers, I chanced upon an order from Sir Jock Delves-Broughton, he of the still-unsolved Happy Valley murder in Kenya in 1941. You’ll recall cash-strapped Jock married young beauty, Diana, and took … Continue reading

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Death Becomes Her. December 2015.

Dear Rowley, To St George’s Mayfair, Hangover Square, for the Christmas carol service and post prandial champagne last night before dinner at Andrew Edmunds. With the weather being so ghastly in London in the run-up to Christmas, I’ve found it … Continue reading

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Cambridge Princess. May 2015.

Dear Rowley, The Duchess of Cambridge’s second pregnancy has rather passed us all by considering the mother-to-be has been invisible for most of it. Not being one of those flag-waving loons in Union Jack underwear camped outside the Lindo Wing, … Continue reading

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