Puppy Power. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, As you know, I am a terrific fan of┬áRound the Horne and no character more so than Betty Marsden playing an ancient actress who has had – how to put this delicately? – a colourful past. When asked … Continue reading

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Regent’s Perk. August 2012.

Dear Rowley, Every time I put the BBC Olympic coverage on the flatscreen at Bloomsbury Towers it appears that Britain has won another gold medal. I thought we must be up to about thirty by now. Then I realised the … Continue reading

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Glyndebourne Nights. August 2011.

Dear Rowley, So London’s burning again. Don’t you find it incredible that civil insurgencies of this ilk can be sparked by the death of an alleged drug dealer and violent gang member who if the police hadn’t taken out would … Continue reading

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Balearics! June 1st 2011

Dear Rowley, Back at Bloomsbury Towers after a blissful few days on Menorca: the isle of my childhood. I find travel terribly C. S. Lewis. It is like going through the wardrobe to Narnia. You think you’ve been away for … Continue reading

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Everybody Loves Oscar February 2011

Dear Rowley, Did you stay up to watch the Oscars? No, me neither. Never mind Sky +. It gets in the way of Radio 4 and The Archers. I never thought Ruth could get more irritated until she had that … Continue reading

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