Pioneering Observer columnist Katharine Whitehorn dies aged 93

The first woman to have her own column in the Observer, Whitehorn was a celebrated writer and author

Katharine Whitehorn, the pioneering newspaper columnist and author, has died aged 93.

The Cambridge graduate worked briefly as a model before embarking on a celebrated writing career, working for publications including the Observer, Picture Post and Saga magazine, where she was agony aunt for 19 years.

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