Going Down With All Hands. April 2012.

Dear Rowley, Have you noticed the advertisement campaign on behalf of Stonewall on the side of countless London busses at present? The slogan – in bright red letters a foot high – ┬áreads ‘Some people are gay. Get over it’. … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Corfu September 2010

Dear Rowley, Don’t other peoples’ holiday photographs bore you to sobs? My heart sinks when anyone returning from foreign shores whips out a digital camera and invites you to ‘share’ their holiday vicariously with interminable (and often inept) pictures that … Continue reading

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The Master August 2010

Dear Rowley, The excitement. You remember I had a private view of the Royal Dress Collection at Kensington Palace earlier this year? Well, I was shown an ankle length mink coat owned by Princess Margaret by the fabulous curator Deirdre … Continue reading

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Four Minutes to the Stage Miss Callas August 2010

Dear Rowley, Well, this week has brought good news and bad. I’m always a believer in saving the best till last so here’s the bad news. It has been far north of 18 months that I have been working on … Continue reading

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