Wandering Hands. January 2018.

Dear Rowley, As Dame Maggie Smith replied to a gauche journalist who greeted her with ‘you look great’, ‘Well dear I’ve looked greater’. Having had blonde highlights to cheer myself up in the dread dark nights of January, I have … Continue reading

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Halloween. October 2017.

Dear Rowley, I’ve never been a fan of Halloween. As you know, Bloomsbury is the heart of occult London. We have the most esoteric bookshops, occult emporia, the mysticism of the Seven Dials and the heritage of Aleister Crowley’s Golden … 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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