I NEVER take the easy option

Jenny Johnston
March 2013
Mail on Sunday;3/31/2013, p6
Mary Portas has a glorious expression, part disdain, part disgust, which arranges itself on her face whenever she says, 'Stop it!' or 'Don't be ridiculous!' The Queen of Shops — one of five children born in England to Irish Catholic emigrants — uses it several times during our interview, especially when I wonder aloud if she ever wears Ugg boots.


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