Assassins. June 2016.

Dear Rowley, Should your heart wish to break for the Haute Ton of 18th century London, look no further than this morsel from Piers Morgan’s social column: ‘Sir Bruce Forsythe’s wife, Lady Wilnelia, threw a delightful dinner party at Fortum & Mason … Continue reading

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The Story of the Sitwells. March 2016.

Dear Rowley, I have always made a policy of not writing about living relatives more than merely en passant. Having read Desmond Seward’s Renishaw Hall: The Story of the Sitwells while closeted in Derbyshire for the Easter weekend, I consider this … Continue reading

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A Big Blue Cock. August 2013.

Dear Rowley, Just as the newspapers have a silly season when the travel plans of gay Guardian journalists and the scheming of avaricious tarts seeking a slice of Simon Cowell’s fortune by way of a surprise pregnancy dominate the front … Continue reading

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Perfect Pitti Uomo 2. June 2011.

Dear Rowley, I do love Florence, don’t you? My last letter left you with a bit of a cliffhanger apropos what the message was from this season’s Pitti Uomo men’s fashion extravaganza in Florence. You will be thrilled to hear … Continue reading

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