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Liza Cody

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

Liza Cody, Dupe (1981)

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" ... he received insults with a glow most people reserved for compliments."

Liza Cody, Dupe (1981)

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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 (1981)

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"Jeering seemed to be a conversational tic with him."

Liza Cody, Dupe (1981)

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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 (1981)

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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 (1981)

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"... his face looked as if it had rotted when it should have matured."

Liza Cody, Dupe (1981)

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"... people with romantic illusions find it hard to make a living."

Liza Cody, Stalker (1984)

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"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."

Liza Cody, Stalker (1984)

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

Liza Cody, Stalker (1984)

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"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 (1991)

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"... I have always noticed that people only think you are stupid if you do things differently from them."

Liza Cody, Bucket Nut (1993)

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

Liza Cody, Bucket Nut (1993)

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Liza Cody, English writer
(1944 - )

This is a pseudonym for Liza Nassim.