The World of Interiors. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, Nothing like a fresh lick of paint to revive one’s interest in life. As I’ve bored you ad nauseam Jeffrey Bernard has been unwell for weeks now. Hopefully Dr B will work his magic tomorrow and I will be ready … Continue reading

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Divine Intervention. July 2015.

Dear Rowley, When Atlantic Records producer Ahmet Ertegün first laid eyes on Bette Midler he cut to the heart of her act: a class performer masquerading as trash. The Divine Miss M persona took elements of Mae West, Sophie Tucker … Continue reading

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Clams on the Half Shell. September 2013.

Dear Rowley, I think you know I am rather a fan of the Divine Miss M otherwise known as Bette Midler, queen of the concert tours, our fearless leader and the only woman who makes one iota of sense on … Continue reading

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What Would Pola Do? July 2013.

Dear Rowley, Can you remember my telling you I’d been to see a fabulous new musical at the Arts Theatre earlier this year called The Tailor Made Man all about 20s movie idol Billy Haines and his spectacular fall from … Continue reading

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Ciao Bella! New Year’s Eve 2011.

Dear Rowley, In haste, I was leafing through the February issue of Tatler and found the most marvellous feature Labradors of Power written by an entertaining chap called Adam Edwards. It reminded me that I had not as yet sent you … Continue reading

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