BBC Films Options Deborah McKinlay’s Novel

Novel charts relationship between U.K. divorcee and U.S. novelist

LONDON — BBC Films has optioned Deborah McKinlay’s novel “That Part Was True.”

The novel, which charts the relationship between a U.K. divorcee and U.S. novelist through their shared love of food and cookery, will be published in the U.K. by Orion.

Christine Langan, head of BBC Films, said: ” ‘That Part Was True’ is a stunning novel: Deborah is a wonderful storyteller whose characters leap off the page, their dilemmas subtly touching modern nerves. We’re delighted to be bringing her engrossing world to the big screen for the first time.”

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