Caroline Aherne. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, Like her TV Mum Su Johnston, I am so, so sorry to hear of the death of comedienne Caroline Aherne in her early fifties. This wickedly funny, complex character first appeared in the national consciousness as television chat … Continue reading

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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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Heavy Lifting. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, Just got back to Bloomsbury Towers after another day of heavy lifting installing the ledgers in the Henry Poole & Co new Archive Room. The oven chips are in and the Prosecco is poured. I’m absolutely shagged and … Continue reading

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Last Queen of Scotland? September 2014.

Dear Rowley, How did the vote for Scottish Independence get within a gnat’s crotchet of dividing the United Kingdom? We all quite naturally thought that Alex Salmond alone would scupper the misguided bid for independence.  I know politics isn’t a … Continue reading

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New Balls Please. June 2012.

Dear Rowley, As they say down the souk in old Tangier town, ‘Trust in Allah but tie-up your camel’. This has been my philosophy for 2012. Once we’d put The Perfect Gentleman to bed in March, I started to enjoy the … Continue reading

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