Last Queen of Scotland? September 2014.

Dear Rowley, How did the vote for Scottish Independence get within a gnat’s crotchet of dividing the United Kingdom? We all quite naturally thought that Alex Salmond alone would scupper the misguided bid for independence. ¬†I know politics isn’t a … Continue reading

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Go East Young Man. March 2013.

Dear Rowley, One of the joys of visiting my parents in Derbyshire for Mother’s Day is the rail journey from London courtesy of East Midlands Trains. With a rare flash of foresight, I had booked First Class without, like Anne … Continue reading

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Blue Skies Red Curtains. October 2012.

Dear Rowley, Plans are now afoot for the various book launches for The Perfect Gentleman. I popped into Thames & Hudson yesterday to have a chat with the lovely Rowena about a date for the London launch. I think there’s … Continue reading

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My Night With Marilyn. March 2012.

Dear Rowley, As you know I’ve been in love with Marilyn Monroe practically since birth. When I was ten years old, I recall bunking off PE at Birkdale school and finding a television in one of the classrooms so I … Continue reading

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Are We Nearly There Yet? January 2012.

Dear Rowley, Forgive the last ‘goodbye cruel world’ letter. I believe I had reached what is known in the writing trade as the ‘scrape the barrel and drain the bottle’ stage of completing my latest opus The Perfect Gentleman¬†for Thames … Continue reading

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