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Liza Cody

  • Bernie made the kind of tea a mouse could stand on.

    • Liza Cody,
    • Dupe
    • ()
  • ... he received insults with a glow most people reserved for compliments.

    • Liza Cody,
    • Dupe
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  • ... talent on its own sat gracefully only on the very young. After a certain age it was what you did with it that counted ...

    • Liza Cody,
    • Dupe
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  • Jeering seemed to be a conversational tic with him.

    • Liza Cody,
    • Dupe
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  • It was the kind of morning when people sensible enough to wear bed-socks refused to take them off.

    • Liza Cody,
    • Dupe
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  • 'Can I help you?' she enquired, in a manner that said she hoped she wouldn't have to.

    • Liza Cody,
    • Dupe
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  • ... his face looked as if it had rotted when it should have matured.

    • Liza Cody,
    • Dupe
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  • ... people with romantic illusions find it hard to make a living.

  • That was the trouble with lies: it was very important to remember them accurately when, generally, they were the things you most wanted to forget.

  • The kitchen was small and dark and the memory of chopped onions clung to the walls like paint.

  • But druggies don't keep their looks any longer than they keep their promises.

    • Liza Cody,
    • "Lucky Dip," in Sara Paretsky, ed., A Woman's Eye ()
  • ... I have always noticed that people only think you are stupid if you do things differently from them.

  • ... he dithered around like a fart in a trouser leg.

Liza Cody, English writer

(1944)

This is a pseudonym for Liza Nassim.