Heroes & Villains. January 2018.

Dear Rowley, I’ve never really been one for reliving the television programmes of my childhood on YouTube even though I know this is an obsession for children of the 1970s and 80s. However, the American cult TV show Batman that ran … Continue reading

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My Tribe. August 2016.

Dear Rowley, Apparently I have broken some kind of world record in Toronto from landing at Pearson airport to enforced incarceration in an institution dedicated to mental ‘well-being’. It took me just under twenty-four hours to find myself on Nice … Continue reading

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The Abbey Habit. September 2014.

Dear Rowley, To a charity screening of the first episode of Downton Abbey season five at the Empire Leicester Square this evening at the invitation of Huntsman. Lord Fellowes is expected as are various members of the cast. The confidentiality agreement … Continue reading

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The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone. August 2012.

Dear Rowley, Do you play the stock market darling? When I’ve got a few shekels I am seriously considering it. Of course only in a Mapp & Lucia fashion: ‘Siriami she said darkly’. I think what with the Olympics and Paralympics … Continue reading

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Jane Russell We Love You March 2011

Dear Rowley, So sorry to hear that Jane Russell, the last of the 1940s and 1950s bombshells, died last night. I was a great fan of Miss Russell; particularly in her co-starring role with Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. … Continue reading

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