Well Done That Man. May 2017.

Dear Rowley, One of the best royal biographies I have ever read was penned in 2011 by Philip Eade. Its title? Young Prince Philip: His Turbulent Early Life. We are all so familiar with the Windsor lineage but over and above … Continue reading

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The Crown. November 2016.

Dear Rowley, Having devoured the first six episodes of Netflix epic The Crown, telling the story of The Queen’s accession to the throne, it is patently clear where £100 million was spent on the production. I wonder whether re-staging the marriage … Continue reading

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Girl Power. December 2015.

Dear Rowley, While roughing-out a flat plan for the Henry Poole book, we had to decide on fifty of the great customers from our Hall of Fame to feature as full profiles. It isn’t widely known that Poole’s tailored for … Continue reading

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Another Country. April 2015.

Dear Rowley, Won’t London be marvellous when they’ve finished it? I think we’ve all got to the stage where we accept that the sound of drills and demolition, the sight of high vis jackets and builder’s bums and the light … Continue reading

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Luxury. May 2014.

Dear Rowley, Having been asked to give a lecture about luxury for Chaumet – Imperial jewellers to the court of Napoleon I – in Paris next month, my thoughts turned to the obvious cliche that celebrity is the new aristocracy. … Continue reading

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