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Nigella Lawson

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I used to refer to myself as Typhoid Mary. It wasn't that I was jinxed, I just seemed to bring ill fortune to anybody I was close to.
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As quoted in "Reality bites" by Simon Hattenstone in The Guardian (2 September 2002)

 
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