Superstition. January 2017.

Dear Rowley, As a tribe, writers are suspicious. We all have rituals necessary to get from bower of bliss to desk; necessary as it happens when nobody is watching and one only has self-discipline and a January tax bill for … Continue reading

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The Seven Deadlies. September 2016.

Dear Rowley, You must have favourite paintings in London galleries that you revisit every month or so. My number one is the National Portrait Gallery Anne Boleyn in the Tudor Rooms but Bronzino’s Allegory of Venus & Cupid in the Sainsbury … Continue reading

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Little Monsters. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, My transformation into the Thora Hird of Bloomsbury is almost complete. I was standing in the middle of Waitrose Holborn the other day, suddenly clutched my Pashmina, stared aimlessly into space and said to no one in particular … Continue reading

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Just A Gigolo. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, One of the nicest things about launching James Sherwood’s Discriminating Guide to London was the opportunity to send personalised copies to the businesses in London I most admire and the people who have helped me along the way. Very telling, thank … Continue reading

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Arthur or Martha? July 2015.

Dear Rowley, Just when you thought you’d seen it all the Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords, Lord Sewel, is caught on film snorting naughty salt off a tart’s silicone air bags wearing an orange push-up bra and a … Continue reading

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