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Joanna Trollope: Women should lower their expectations

16th April 2010

Women should lower their expectations when it comes to finding the "perfect" man, romance novelist Joanna Trollope has claimed.

She said that modern women have 'absurd' expectations when it comes to picking out their future husband.

Trollope, 66, who is behind books such as Friday Nights, Best of Friends and The Men and the Girls, said: 'People have to throw away this absurd Vera Wang shopping list which says of a man that he has to earn GBP 100,000 a year, that he has to be able to cut down a tree, play the Spanish guitar, make love all night and cook me a cheese soufflé.'

She added that women should be more compromising and less 'princessy' about their relationships.

Trollope also attacked the 'babyish' attitude being promoted amongst men by high profile love cheats like John Terry and Tiger Woods.

The author recently won a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Romantic Novelists Awards.

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