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We can hug to ourselves the maxims that ‘Age is but a state of mind’ and ‘You’re only as old as the person you feel’, but only the most confident can truly cope with the inevitable judgment that is associated with any mismatch between your looks and your actual age. But therein lies the secret of being a good bitch – the one who never gets caught out, never gets overheard or reported back, and never actually hurts anyone’s feelings.

If you do slide into vulgarity ever so slightly, don’t be too fussed: Hand your keys to the attendant and walk away without a backward glance; never apologise about the state of your car, or plead with them to drive carefully.

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