Madonna Rising. February 2018.

Dear Rowley, I am still pondering the ‘Me Too’ movement and the feminist activism by show business personalities like Jennifer Lawrence who is taking a year off acting to ‘empower’ women and Emma Watson who has donated $1 million to … Continue reading

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The Queen. February 2012.

Dear Rowley, Did you stay up last night to watch the Super Bowl? Well, I wouldn’t ordinarily except for the promise that Madonna would perform at half time. The closest England has to such an occasion is asking the soprano … Continue reading

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Edward & Mrs Simpson. October 2011.

Dear Rowley, Well darling, they’re not posting the black bordered announcement outside Buckingham Palace quite yet announcing my imminent demise but I have to tell you this flu is less the bug than an absolute bugger. Still, silver linings and … Continue reading

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The King’s Speech January 2011

Dear Rowley, Thrilled that Colin Firth won the Golden Globe for The King’s Speech. I remember having a chat with the costume designer way back when about the possibility of inviting King George VI and the Duke of Windsor’s Savile … Continue reading

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