Cash & Cary. March 2016.

Dear Rowley, One of the benefits of living in Bloomsbury is that you’re never far from history in the making. Last week, for instance, Rupert Murdock and Jerry Hall’s wedding was blessed at the journalists’ church of St Brides, Fleet … Continue reading

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Detox. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, Well my dear, the party’s over, it’s all over my friend. So said Kenneth Williams in one of my favourite┬áRound the Horne sketches. It’s the way he tells them, I find. Needless to say, the Spencer Hart launch … Continue reading

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House of Cards. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, A terribly Orwellian tableau today in Sainsbury’s Bloomsbury this morning. A poor chap with a vacant look on his face and bottle of wine in hand was standing next to the pernicious self check-out machine pathetically bleating ‘I … Continue reading

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Agent Provocateur. July 2011

Dear Rowley, I’m beginning to agree with the Daily Mail that we’re blowing the phone hacking scandal out of all proportion. The world’s economy is teetering on the brink like an Essex girl after one too many Snowballs and yet … Continue reading

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Come in to the Garden Maud. July 2011.

Dear Rowley, So t’Internet has felled a giant in the form of the News of the World. Is that an admission of guilt or what? Perhaps it is more a sign that the guards are changing and power has returned … Continue reading

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