After Liz JonesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s detailed post-mortem in the Mail on Sunday about the end of her on-off marriage, the much-written-about Nirpal Dhaliwal got his own back with a four-page piece in Grazia.
Describing Liz Jones as Ã¢â‚¬Å“BritainÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s most famous columnistÃ¢â‚¬, the worst he seems to able to throw at her is an allegation of Ã¢â‚¬Å“manic tidiness and neurotic high maintenanceÃ¢â‚¬.
He says he Ã¢â‚¬Å“hated being written aboutÃ¢â‚¬ and the first he knew about their impending marriage was when she began a column called Ã¢â‚¬Å“the wedding plannerÃ¢â‚¬.
A source tells me that Jones has mainly taken NirpalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s piece in her stride, as well she might, considering the countless column inches she has assembled at his expense, but she is understood to be furious about one revelation Ã¢â‚¬’ that of her true age.
Nirpal reveals that when they first met, Jones claimed she was 36 Ã¢â‚¬’ when in fact she was approaching 42. Which makes her nearer 49 now, and not the 42 some had apparently believed her to be.