Hell Raisers. December 2013.

Dear Rowley, Farewell to two Hollywood legends last weekend: the lovely, legendary Joan Fontaine of Rebecca fame and one of the most beautiful men of his generation Peter O’Toole. As Noël Coward said of O’Toole’s most famous role, ‘if he were … Continue reading

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Shopping April 2011

Dear Rowley, A rather frustrating day late last week with a visit to the National Archives in Kew. We were led to believe that the National Archives had a substantial amount of material relating to Henry Poole & Co so … Continue reading

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Suits You Sir March 2011

Dear Rowley, I’ve been reading a superb new biography of all the Empresses of Rome from Livia to the fall of the empire and feel quite an affinity with the Empress Livia, Augustus’s wife. The lady allegedly poisoned most of … Continue reading

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Savoy Countdown September 2010

Dear Rowley, Are you of the opinion that we should all really try to have a little more sex? I say this because it seems as if le tout London is doing The One Show on t’Internet and I am convinced … Continue reading

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