Christmas Message. December 2013.

Dear Rowley, Such is the way of the world today that the first line of HM The Queen’s Christmas Speech has been pre-released. Her Majesty begins ‘with so many distractions, it is easy to forget to pause and take stock’. … Continue reading

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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 Big Blue Cock. August 2013.

Dear Rowley, Just as the newspapers have a silly season when the travel plans of gay Guardian journalists and the scheming of avaricious tarts seeking a slice of Simon Cowell’s fortune by way of a surprise pregnancy dominate the front … Continue reading

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City Lights. December 2012.

Dear Rowley, Socially whirling like a dervish in recent weeks so apologies for not putting pen to paper. Let’s start with the burning issue of the day. Are you going to invest in a pair of ‘Meggings’ for autumn/winter 2012? … Continue reading

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Ready for Take Off. August 2011.

Dear Rowley, Aren’t you adoring the story that former Home Secretary Jackie (or is she a Jacquie?) Smith has been redirecting convicts from their community service to paint her back bedroom? It just about says it all about New Labour’s … Continue reading

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