For Decca Aitkenhead, non-surgical 'tweakments' seemed like the pick-me-up she needed after personal and physical upheaval in her life. But could she get past feeling like a guilty feminist?

It is more than 20 years since the feminist journalist Angela Neustatter was accused of "betraying the sisterhood" by having cosmetic surgery on her eyes. She was, she wrote, "amazed by how puritanical the younger feminists are". I wasn't remotely amazed, I must confess, because back then I was one of them.

I was still only 35 when the great, alas now late, screenwriter Nora Ephron published her 2006 memoir, I

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