Ma’am Darling. May 2018.

Dear Rowley, While researching the Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, for an upcoming documentary that seeks to re-present the princess in a sympathetic light I read Craig Brown’s 2018 tome Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret.  Brown is a renown satirist and … Continue reading

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The Peacock Male. October 2016.

Dear Rowley, After the concluding episode of the dark, sexy and lavishly shot thriller The Night Manager it seemed that Tom Hiddleston could do no wrong. He was the favourite to replace the increasingly ungrateful Daniel Craig as 007 and one … Continue reading

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My Theresa. September 2016.

Dear Rowley, Have you noticed something remarkable about Theresa May since she became Prime Minister? She does not release pre-emptive press releases about what she will do as did New Labour and Mr Cameron ad nauseum. Instead, Mrs May quietly … Continue reading

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Paying the Rent. September 2016.

Dear Rowley, Let’s get the official business out of the way first. Sartorial Treasures: A Gentleman’s Guide to Fine Jewellery has been commissioned by Thames & Hudson and we go to work as of this month as soon as the ink … Continue reading

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Cash & Cary. March 2016.

Dear Rowley, One of the benefits of living in Bloomsbury is that you’re never far from history in the making. Last week, for instance, Rupert Murdock and Jerry Hall’s wedding was blessed at the journalists’ church of St Brides, Fleet … Continue reading

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