More recently she wrote her infamous lists: what I will miss and what I won't. Diagnosed with leukaemia I can only guess that these lists were her way of dealing with the inevitable and she did it in her own inimitable way. She said she wouldn't miss emails, bras, mammograms or dead flowers, but would miss the christmas tree, Paris, dinner for just the two of us, taking a bath and reading in bed. It strikes me as wholly appropriate that these things are such simple pleasures; for in life, as in print, she and her characters celebrated the simple, universal things that touch us all.
We'll miss you Nora...
I leave you with a clip from my favourite film, currently winging it's way to me from Amazon
What was your favourite Ephron film?