Last Christmas. December 2016.

Dear Rowley, Family Christmases do tend to open the floodgates for nostalgia but not half as much as the news that George Michael had died on Christmas Day, aged fifty-three, from heart failure. I always find it rather a bore … Continue reading

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And Another Thing…June 2011

Dear Rowley, I do feel desperate for the Greeks, don’t you? They are being held to ransom by the European Union. Now I’ve got nothing against the EU, except I think it’s populated by venal, money grubbing career politicians who … Continue reading

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Rakishness June 2011

Dear Rowley, No, darling, it’s not a photograph of my latest civil partnership. The chap at my side is Alexander Kraft who hosted the Sotheby’s Monaco Real Estate launch in Paris last week. I was there in my capacity as … Continue reading

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Everybody Loves Oscar February 2011

Dear Rowley, Did you stay up to watch the Oscars? No, me neither. Never mind Sky +. It gets in the way of Radio 4 and The Archers. I never thought Ruth could get more irritated until she had that … Continue reading

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A Town Mouse December 2010

Dear Rowley, One of the most profound comments ever made about international terrorism came courtesy of my great Aunt Joan Day one Christmas over a decade ago. A news item came on about the latest atrocity committee by the Tamil … Continue reading

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