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13 January 2021

Katharine Whitehorn, who has just died, was an astute and funny and incisive journalist who was hugely influential in her day. Here are some of her most memorable remarks eg. 'Newish friends, if they get ghastly, can be weighed and found wanting, but you'd never do a thing like that to old ones; their terrible habits are just part of the universe.' (But mysteriously this otherwise good list doesn't seem to have the unforgettable, and often remembered, quote about removing things from the dirty linen basket because they have become relatively the cleaner item.)

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