Rivalry. October 2017.

Dear Rowley, The Anne Boleyn license to print money continues apace with Alison Weir’s ‘factional’ novelĀ Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession available in all good bookshops. Weir is a historian and has tackled the Six Wives previously in a work of … Continue reading

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Books Etc. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, I must have run the gamut of deadly sins in my time but one that I’ve finally conquered is envy. Being covetous of what others have is the road to Bedlam. Sometimes I find myself lusting after a … Continue reading

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Victoria Revealed. March 2012.

Dear Rowley, An unexpected escapade to the newly refurbished Kensington Palace after an abortive attempt to meet fashion producer Camilla Johnson Hill in Westbourne Grove. For me, a trip to Notting Hill is like going to Brighton for the day. … Continue reading

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The King’s Speech January 2011

Dear Rowley, Thrilled that Colin Firth won the Golden Globe for The King’s Speech. I remember having a chat with the costume designer way back when about the possibility of inviting King George VI and the Duke of Windsor’s Savile … Continue reading

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Pomp & Circumstance December 2010

Dear Rowley, Aren’t pine needles a bugger to hoover-up? Come the 27th of December, I’m already over Christmas and ready to get cracking. Is there anything more mournful than Christmas decs after the event? They always call to mind Donatella … Continue reading

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