Columnists: How to Succeed as a Slut

She rewrites the marriage vows: "Dost thou, Algernon, promise to laugh at this woman's jokes, push the car until it starts and bring her sherry in the bath?" She loathes trading stamps: "If I want to buy a watch, I want to buy a watch; I don't want to buy 27,720 Ibs. of self-raising flour and then get a watch free." She loves sluts, and enlists herself bravely in their cause.

In her 31 years as fashion columnist for the London Observer, Katharine Whitehorn, 35, may have permanently revised the British notion of what a slut really is. To the...

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