Fashion. February 2018.

Dear Rowley, As you know, I have been immersed in Savile Row bespoke tailoring for many a year. I am also very old so many of the editors today who look young enough to me to be in kindergarten, do … Continue reading

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Baubles, Bangles & Beads. February 2018.

Dear Rowley, Invariably, anyone who says they are ‘a bit mad’ or ‘eccentric’ turns out to be the bore of the century. Similarly, men who pronounce themselves ‘rakish’ do so at their peril if they are happily married and sprogged-up. … Continue reading

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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’sĀ 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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