Back in Business. December 2015.

Dear Rowley, Oh my Lord, it has been too long. Where have I been? White slaved to Latin America to Juan’s tart shop in downtown Buenos Aires? Crushed under the weight of Henry Poole & Co ledgers in the new … Continue reading

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Happy Endings. January 2015.

Dear Rowley, The late Elaine Stritch told a wonderful story about drinking into the small hours with Judy Garland when, as the sun began to rise over Manhattan, Garland stood up and drawled ‘Elaine, I never thought I’d say this … Continue reading

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The Benidorm Two. March 2014.

Dear Rowley, Forgive the radio silence. My pen ran out of ink. Actually that’s a teeny tiny white lie. I went to the new HMV flagship on Oxford Street the other day, bought the complete works of┬áBenidorm on DVD and … Continue reading

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Hello Gorgeous! August 2011.

Dear Rowley, Deal or No Deal. It’s not a game show: it’s a cult. I tell you, the Scientologists could learn a trick or two about brainwashing. I am now hardwired to climb the stairs in Bloomsbury Towers like La … Continue reading

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Royal Ascot Starting Post November 2010

Dear Rowley, At present I am in bed with two of my most favourite boys: my parents’ Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Dougal and Murphey. Sound like two Irish navvies don’t they? These gorgeous creatures call to mind a Victoria Wood … Continue reading

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