Mitch. December 2015.

Dear Rowley, One of the perks of my job is the tales of the unexpected I am privileged to tell. Though I don’t do an awful lot of journalism any more, I can always rely on my old mucker Ashley … Continue reading

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The Mirror Has Two Faces. August 2014.

Dear Rowley, Two contrasting Hollywood deaths this week gave great pause for sadness. What can one usefully add about the suicide of Robin Williams? I find it rather over-simplifying the matter to say manic depression gave Mr Williams his career … Continue reading

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A Room With A View. July 2014.

Dear Rowley, Writing, I find, can be the most exhilarating and frustrating of professions. I was fascinated to read a feature by the delightfully named Maria Popover recently about writers’ working habits and habitats; the superstitions and rituals that help … Continue reading

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Fine and Dandy. August 2013.

Dear Rowley, About six months ago a rather amusing if incongruous American writer/photographer duo called Rose Callahan and Nathaniel Adams came to see me in Bloomsbury Towers. Natty was rather a glamorous New York Neo-Dandy and Rose a pretty bob-haired … Continue reading

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