The Coronation Festival. July 2013.

Dear Rowley, You’re not the first to contact Bloomsbury Towers and ask when they can view the body. Well, I’m not ready for the pall bearers and requiem mass quite yet and have in fact been hush-hush for the past … Continue reading

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The Queen. February 2012.

Dear Rowley, Did you stay up last night to watch the Super Bowl? Well, I wouldn’t ordinarily except for the promise that Madonna would perform at half time. The closest England has to such an occasion is asking the soprano … Continue reading

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Like A Prayer. January 2012.

Dear Rowley, Where do I go to surrender? We’re in the final weeks of writing, editing and laying out my new Thames & Hudson opus The Perfect Gentleman¬†and it has reached the stage when one becomes a feral beast who … Continue reading

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Casta Diva. August 2011.

Dear Rowley, Have you seen that ludicrous BBC ad promoting swimming: the big splash. It sounds like 2am in Soho when a chap doesn’t have a place to go except the doorstep of Trashy Lingerie on Old Compton Street. Big … Continue reading

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