Secret Rooms. October 2013.

Dear Rowley, Have you read Catherine Bailey’s Secret Rooms? I’m rathe a latecomer to Miss Bailey’s work but tore through her archive trembler of a book about the 10th Duke of Rutland’s race against time to redact his family’s papers and … Continue reading

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A Princess Margaret Moment. July 2013.

Dear Rowley, Don’t you find it mildly ironic that after the endless Ice Age over the United Kingdom that made us all suicidally depressed, one hears nothing but complaints now we’re basking like salamanders a midsummer heatwave? Radio 4 is … Continue reading

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Cupidity. October 2012.

Dear Rowley, I adore the German word schadenfreude.  There is no translation for it in English other than saying out loud ‘I told you so’ with a satisfied smile and a smack of the lips like a cat that’s got … Continue reading

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