The Perfect Year. January 2014.

Dear Rowley, I do enjoy Dogging, don’t you? I refer of course to the deliciously foul and filthy song of the same name that inevitably stops any Fascinating Aida show. As a pre-New Year’s Eve treat Simon treated La Farmer, … Continue reading

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Costume Drama. December 2013.

Dear Rowley, Heading back to London after a really rather lovely sojourn in Derbyshire for Christmas and pondering how heroic parents of young children are. We’ve got a dad travelling on his own with two very young daughters sharing my … Continue reading

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Prince George. October 2013.

Dear Rowley, Are we, one wonders, heading for a Scandinavian monarchy when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge inherit the British throne? Prince George’s christening in the Chapel Royal of St. James’s Palace was so low key you half expected … 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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The Admiralty. August 2013.

Dear Rowley, I love a Biblical Epic, don’t you? Only problem with Hollywood Biblicals is that the pagans always appear to be having infinitely more fun than the Christians. They also get nicer cossies. I’m just watching a rerun of … Continue reading

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