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“THERE IS no fool like an old fool. Vanity grows with the years. So do eyeteeth, toenails and warts. But these do not obtrude themselves on others or lead their owners into indiscretions. Vanity does both.” That was my great-grandfather, Joseph O’Connor, aged 75, in 1952 in the opening paragraph of his biography called ‘Hostage to […]