Rivalry. October 2017.

Dear Rowley, The Anne Boleyn license to print money continues apace with Alison Weir’s ‘factional’ novel¬†Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession available in all good bookshops. Weir is a historian and has tackled the Six Wives previously in a work of … Continue reading

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Rebel With A Cause. May 2015.

Dear Rowley, Don’t think ill of me for ignoring the burning issues of the day apropos a Conservative majority returned to the Commons this month. While the BBC saw red, the British public saw sense. End of story. When the … Continue reading

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Chase the Lady. March 2015.

Dear Rowley, What with the helmeted swarm of Lycra and rage otherwise known as cyclists and the droids in headphones marching towards Holborn tube, London’s streets at rush hour are turning into¬†The Hunger Games. I’m black and blue having been … Continue reading

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Golden Globes Fashion. January 2014.

Dear Rowley, Well, I got Michelle Dockery’s frock completely wrong. Turns out it is an Oscar de la Renta though the shape is very reminiscent of last season’s Dior couture. I adore Mr de la Renta. We’ve never met but … Continue reading

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Frockage. August 2012.

Dear Rowley, I fear we are rather out of synch with my photographs. I told you all about the Costume Gallery at the Bowes Museum in my last letter and only now am I sending you my snaps. Vanity, I … Continue reading

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