Picking up the American newspaper the Washington Post, Dalrymple reads an account of
a ten-year-old boy who was taken to a little girls’ clothes shop by his mother and who came out wearing a pair of little girls’ shoes. ‘I don’t want to be a boy or girl,’ he said. ‘I just want to be a person.‘
Compared with this, Little Nell was Zsa Zsa Gabor.