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01 - Betrayal20190819Nora Ephron's tabasco-spiked and bittersweet novel about a marriage on the rocks.

Seven months into her pregnancy, irrepressible food writer Rachel Samstat discovers that her husband Mark - a man who ‘would be capable of having sex with a Venetian blind’ - is in love with another woman. In between trying to work out what went wrong, trying to win him back and loudly wishing him dead, Rachel offers us her favourite recipes.

The breakdown of the late Ephron’s own marriage to Carl Bernstein proved the perfect fuel for her only novel. Packed with snappy, hilarious, endlessly quotable one-liners – the stock-in trade of her award-winning screenplays - Heartburn is a rollercoaster of love, betrayal, loss and - most satisfyingly - revenge. The novel was later made into a successful film starring Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson.

Reader: Julianna Jennings
Writer: Nora Ephron was the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle. This is her only novel. She died in 2012.
Producer: Justine Willett
Abridger: Antonia Hodgson

Nora Ephron's whipsmart and bittersweet comedy about love on the rocks.

Nora Ephron's whipsmart and bittersweet novel about a marriage on the rocks.

02 - Memories20190820Nora Ephron's hilarious and bittersweet novel about a marriage on the rocks - a rollercoaster of love, betrayal and, most satisfyingly, revenge.

Seven months into her pregnancy, food writer Rachel Samstat discovers that her husband Mark - a man who ‘would be capable of having sex with a Venetian blind’ - is in love with another woman. In between trying to work out what went wrong, trying to win him back and loudly wishing him dead, the irrepressible Rachel offers us her favourite recipes in this tabasco-spiked comedy.

Today: memories of meeting Mark a Washington party...

Reader: Julianna Jennings
Writer: Nora Ephron was the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle. This is her only novel. She died in 2012.
Producer: Justine Willett
Abridger: Antonia Hodgson

Nora Ephron's whipsmart and tabasco-spiked comedy about love on the rocks.

Nora Ephron's whipsmart and bittersweet novel about a marriage on the rocks.

03 - One More Chance20190821Nora Ephron's tabasco-spiked and bittersweet novel about a marriage on the rocks - a rollercoaster of love, betrayal, loss and - most satisfyingly - revenge.

Seven months into her pregnancy, irrepressible food writer Rachel Samstat discovers that her husband Mark - a man who ‘would be capable of having sex with a Venetian blind’ - is in love with another woman. In between trying to work out what went wrong, trying to win him back and loudly wishing him dead, Rachel offers us her favourite recipes.

Today: Mark tries to persuade Rachel to give him one more chance...

Reader: Julianna Jennings
Writer: Nora Ephron was the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle. This is her only novel. She died in 2012.
Producer: Justine Willett
Abridger: Antonia Hodgson

Nora Ephron's whipsmart and bittersweet comedy about love on the rocks.

Nora Ephron's whipsmart and bittersweet novel about a marriage on the rocks.

03One More Chance20190821Nora Ephron's tabasco-spiked and bittersweet novel about a marriage on the rocks - a rollercoaster of love, betrayal, loss and - most satisfyingly - revenge.

Seven months into her pregnancy, irrepressible food writer Rachel Samstat discovers that her husband Mark - a man who ‘would be capable of having sex with a Venetian blind’ - is in love with another woman. In between trying to work out what went wrong, trying to win him back and loudly wishing him dead, Rachel offers us her favourite recipes.

Today: Mark tries to persuade Rachel to give him one more chance...

Reader: Julianna Jennings
Writer: Nora Ephron was the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle. This is her only novel. She died in 2012.
Producer: Justine Willett
Abridger: Antonia Hodgson

Nora Ephron's whipsmart and bittersweet comedy about love on the rocks.

Nora Ephron's whipsmart and bittersweet novel about a marriage on the rocks.

04 - Grand Gestures20190822Screenwriter Nora Ephron's tabasco-spiked and bittersweet novel about a marriage on the rocks - a rollercoaster of love, betrayal, loss and - most satisfyingly - revenge.

Seven months into her pregnancy, irrepressible food writer Rachel Samstat discovers that her husband Mark - a man who ‘would be capable of having sex with a Venetian blind’ - is in love with another woman. In between trying to work out what went wrong, trying to win him back and loudly wishing him dead, Rachel offers us her favourite recipes.

Today: the heavily-pregnant Rachel gets an unexpected proposal...

Reader: Julianna Jennings
Writer: Nora Ephron was the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle. This is her only novel. She died in 2012.
Producer: Justine Willett
Abridger: Antonia Hodgson

Acclaimed screenwriter Nora Ephron's whipsmart comedy about a marriage on the rocks.

Nora Ephron's whipsmart and bittersweet novel about a marriage on the rocks.

05 - Revenge20190823Nora Ephron's tabasco-spiked and bittersweet novel about a marriage on the rocks - a rollercoaster of love, betrayal, loss and - most satisfyingly - revenge.

Seven months into her pregnancy, irrepressible food writer Rachel Samstat discovers that her husband Mark - a man who ‘would be capable of having sex with a Venetian blind’ - is in love with another woman. In between trying to work out what went wrong, trying to win him back and wishing him dead, Rachel offers us her favourite recipes.

Today: Rachel makes a grand gesture of her own...

Reader: Julianna Jennings
Writer: Nora Ephron was the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle. This is her only novel.
Producer: Justine Willett
Abridger: Antonia Hodgson

Nora Ephron's tabasco-spiked and bittersweet comedy about love, loss and revenge.

Nora Ephron's whipsmart and bittersweet novel about a marriage on the rocks.

05Revenge20190823Nora Ephron's tabasco-spiked and bittersweet novel about a marriage on the rocks - a rollercoaster of love, betrayal, loss and - most satisfyingly - revenge.

Seven months into her pregnancy, irrepressible food writer Rachel Samstat discovers that her husband Mark - a man who ‘would be capable of having sex with a Venetian blind’ - is in love with another woman. In between trying to work out what went wrong, trying to win him back and wishing him dead, Rachel offers us her favourite recipes.

Today: Rachel makes a grand gesture of her own...

Reader: Julianna Jennings
Writer: Nora Ephron was the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle. This is her only novel.
Producer: Justine Willett
Abridger: Antonia Hodgson

Nora Ephron's tabasco-spiked and bittersweet comedy about love, loss and revenge.

Nora Ephron's whipsmart and bittersweet novel about a marriage on the rocks.