Chase the Lady. March 2015.

Dear Rowley, What with the helmeted swarm of Lycra and rage otherwise known as cyclists and the droids in headphones marching towards Holborn tube, London’s streets at rush hour are turning into The Hunger Games. I’m black and blue having been … Continue reading

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Queen Lucia. February 2015.

Dear Rowley, Can you remember me saying I’d recorded a short interview in Covent Garden piazza with Tim Wonacott for a new BBC2 programme called The Great Antiques Map of Britain? I’m sure it was summer because it hosed it down … Continue reading

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Fall from Grace. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, London delivers so much more than it promises. I was handing La Farmer into her landau after a BFI screening of Grace of Monaco outside the Aldwych theatre where Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies is playing and bumped smack bang into … Continue reading

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The Royal Shakespeare Company. May 2014.

Dear Rowley, I have made it no great secret that I consider Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall  and Bring Up The Bodies are two of the finest novels ever written in the English language. It was sheer brilliance to take Henry VIII’s villainous Master … Continue reading

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Polo. May 2014.

Dear Rowley, We’ve all been to awards ceremonies in London that invariably end up either head first over the handlebars on the way home after polishing off the after dinner Chivas Regal or being led from the Natural History Museum … Continue reading

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