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Shirley Conran

b 21 September 1932

British novelist, journalist and editor, author of Superwoman (1975)


Life is too short to stuff a mushroom.


Conran's rule of housework: it expands to fill the time available plus half an hour.


I make no secret of the fact that I would rather lie on a sofa than sweep beneath it. But you have to be efficient if you're going to be lazy.


There are all these men looking under sofas for their lost identity. If only they could just accept that the only thing happening is that women are no longer inferior, they wouldn't feel so dazed and confused.


You're only as old as your knees.


Modesty is totally overrated. I hate the fact that women have to be so self-deprecating.


First things first, second things never.


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