Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Thank you

... to the anonymous good fairy godmother who sent me a copy of 'Heartburn', express delivery by amazon this evening. It is much, much appreciated, as my copy had disappeared. I wish I could say thank you on a more individual basis, but there was no note of the very kind sender, just a brilliant book that speaks for itself that I shall re-read right now.


kairu said...

A funny story [from The Party: A Guide to Adventurous Entertaining, by Sally Quinn]: according to Sally Quinn, the wife of Ben Bradlee (then the editor of the Washington Post), Nora Ephron and her then-husband Carl Bernstein were having dinner at the Quinn-Bradlee's, when the talk of infidelity came up. Unbeknownst to the hosts, Nora had just found out that Carl had been having an affair with Margaret Jay (I think she was the wife of the British ambassador). She asked for a bottle of red wine (they had been drinking white), waited for her host to open it, then got up and poured the entire bottle over her unfaithful husband's head.

Then she wrote Heartburn.

A delightful story, yes?

Justine Picardie said...

That is an extremely cheering story to start the day with. More, please! Read the first few chapters of Heartburn last night. It is completely brilliant.

fredv said...

From my own experience, rather than reading a book the best therapy is writing - or researching for, one. I've just finished your brilliant My Mother's Wedding Dress and am urging my students to buy it. Talking of whom, would you like to give a talk to them? The class is called Fashion and Media, a BA course.

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