Wivenhoe Bookshop Magazine & Newsletter | Saturday 25 May 2024

Heartburn – Norah Ephron

Event Details

One-off event
Date: 27/02/2023 | Venue: The Greyhound
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Reading Group Supper at The Greyhound Monday 27th February... Bookings now open



At our February gathering we’ll be talking about Nora Ephron’s Heartache.

‘Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel discovers that her husband is in love with another woman. The fact that this woman has a ‘neck as long as an arm and a nose as long as a thumb’ is no consolation. Food sometimes is, though, since Rachel is a cookery writer, and between trying to win Mark back and wishing him dead, she offers us some of her favourite recipes.

HEARTBURN is a roller coaster of love, betrayal, loss and – most satisfyingly – revenge. This is Nora Ephron’s roman a clef: ‘I always thought during the pain of the marriage that one day it would make a funny book,’ she once said – And it is!’

Publisher’s Synopsis

Praise for the Novel

‘Not just the funniest novel ever written about divorce, but the funniest novel ever. Only the truly talented make writing as good as this look easy.’ Hadley Freeman

‘It is snortingly funny in its depiction of the death throes of a relationship. And it bursts with recipes. What more could you ask for?’Adam Kay
‘Full of cynicism and gags, this autobiographical novel is comic writing at its finest.’ Andrew Billen, The Times
‘I have bought more copies of this book to give to people, in a frenzy of enthusiasm, than any other . . . Heartburn is the perfect, bittersweet, sobbingly funny, all-too-true confessional novel. There is not a wrong word – about food, marriage, life, love, loss.’ Nigella Lawson

About the Author

Nora Ephron (1941-2012) was a bestselling novelist (Heartburn, made into a film starring Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep) and journalist. Her last books I Feel Bad About My Neck and I Remember Nothing were both huge international bestsellers.

She was also an Academy Award-winning screenwriter and film director of When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in SeattleYou’ve Got Mail and Julie & Julia. She died in 2012.


New Menu
27th Feb 2023

The Greyhound
Pub Grub/Burger Mains:

Fish & Chips

Ham Egg & Chips (gf)

Bangers & Mash (gf)

Vegan Tart (vg)

Chicken Tikka Masala

Stew & Dumplings

Chicken Leek & Ham Pie

Aberdeen Angus Burger

Southern Fried Chicken Burger

Vegan Bean Burger (vg)

Pub Grub items all come with a range of veg.
Burgers all come with fries and slaw.

Dietary Requirements: We have indicated which mains are Vegan (vg) and Gluten-free (gf). For other allergen information please contact The Greyhound directly: info@thegreypub.com phone: 01206 825573

Meal bookings
The Greyhound have requested we forward your individual pre-orders for Mains in advance. Please make your pre-order choices from their Pub Grub/Burger menu (above) using the attached form. Please pre-book your order before 2pm on Saturday 25th February. You will pay The Greyhound for your meals individually on the night. Drinks, Puds and other extras such as Bar Bites, Small Plates and Sides cannot be pre-ordered and should be requested individually on the night. We appreciate your co-operation over this particular arrangement.

PS We cannot be responsible for any order cancellations unless you let us know these before Saturday 25th of February.

A .PDF copy of The Greyhound’s current menu can be downloaded here.

Bookings closed