Welcome to My Lovely Home. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, On a lighter note! I realise that after all these years of corresponding with you, I have prattled away about Bloomsbury Towers and you have never seen it. So now’s your chance. Many moons ago when I decided … Continue reading

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Lost London. August 2014.

Dear Rowley, Just when you thought you’d got the ‘challenges’ of living in London into perspective, along comes the Daily Mail with an absolute humdinger. Apparently there is an illegal trade in monkey meat on Ridley Road Market that could – … 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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Paris Match. December 2012.

Dear Rowley, Dispatches from Paris from the Perfect Gentleman book signing at Ralph Lauren on the Boulevard Saint Germain. Have you been? Imagine an 18th century hotel particulier with parquet floors worthy of Versailles, paintings worthy of the Musee d’Orsay and staterooms exquisitely … Continue reading

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The Final Push. August 2012.

Dear Rowley, Glorious tintanabulations! I had a call from the lovely Adélia at Thames & Hudson (my publisher’s PA and so much more) to tell me the first advance copy of The Perfect Gentleman was hot off the presses and ready … Continue reading

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