New York New York. April 2017.

Dear Rowley, You know one of my all time favourite Noël Coward songs is Sail Away. Coward lived by the lyrics: ‘when the wind and the weather blow your dreams sky high, sail away, sail away, sail away’. Well, in … Continue reading

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Everybody Loves Oscar. March 2014.

Dear Rowley, I had the great misfortune to catch the last five minutes of Jeremy Kyle’s show while waiting for ITV This Morning’s Oscar coverage to begin at 6am. I wonder who this ringmaster of Broken Britain’s most repulsive ambassadors … Continue reading

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Cannes Can. May 2013.

Dear Rowley, Couldn’t you just die for the French Riviera? I fell in love with the Cote d’Azur aged five when I first saw Cary Grant’s dashing jewel thief and Grace Kelly’s American heiress play cat and mouse in Hitchcock’s To … Continue reading

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Diamonds as big as the Ritz. June 2011.

Dear Rowley, Am I the only one who thought ‘justice has been done’ when I saw that picture of Nancy Dell Olio dumped in a wheelbarrow legs akimbo being ploughed through a muddy field by a disgruntled lackey? If only … Continue reading

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Elizabeth the 1st March 2011

Dear Rowley, So it’s farewell my lovely Elizabeth Taylor. Put your hands together and give the girl a round of applause. As Richard Burton said of her, ‘Elizabeth wears her fame lightly, like a second skin’. Rock Hudson proved to … Continue reading

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