The Pitfalls of Being a Courtesan. December 2017.

Dear Rowley, I have in my time been offered more than a few indecent proposals very few of which I have accepted. However, I am noticing a trend in the vie de bohémè for young and old enough to know better men … Continue reading

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Bell, Book & Candle. February 2016.

Dear Rowley, The more I live, the more I simply don’t want to learn. On what level does it it benefit an author’s wellbeing to know that the best sellers right now are – drumroll please – adult colouring books. … Continue reading

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When You Wish Upon a Spa. July 2011.

Dear Rowley, Last week I finally got the chance to take my blue linen Hardy Amies suit for a spin on the River Thames. It was one of those gay sunshine days in London and I’d walked the Thames Path … Continue reading

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Road Rage April 2011

Dear Rowley, Finally back at home as black as a pit pony having spent another afternoon in the Henry Poole & Co archive trying to track down the founder of the Buchanan whiskey dynasty –  a one James Buchanan – … Continue reading

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Noel Coward at the Savoy October 2010

Dear Rowley, You recall I told you about the remarkable Rosy Runciman who is Sir Cameron’s archivist? Well, Rosy invited me to the press night of Noel Coward’s Hayfever at the Kingston Theatre last week starring Celia Imrie as Judith … Continue reading

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