Not spiky, then, but, by her own admission, a little stubborn. It was always this way. As a child she was deeply attached to her tap shoes and could not be prised away from them. “At a work party of my dad’s, my sister wore this cute little dress and I went stomping along in my tap shoes. They make a lot of noise on a hard floor.”

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