... an untalented social climber whose ego is only matched by his dishonesty ...She goes on :
What are these novels where nothing ever happens? ... This individual, who alas! came out of my tummy, is a liar, an impostor, a parasite and especially, especially, a little upstart ready to do anything for fortune and fame?and she is apparently threatening to knock his teeth out with her walking stick if he mentions her again in one of his works.
Adam Sage in The Times explores the origins of the long-standing feud between the two while Angelique Chrisafis in the Guardian scoops the first British interview with Lucie.
Well, this is one mum you can bet won't get a Mother's Day card this Sunday!