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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehman

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The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehmann

Virago Modern Classics Book Club

February 2019

The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehmann

This February we are reading Rosamond Lehmann’s The Weather in the Streets. A novel of searing honesty and a passionate portrayal of forbidden love.

'The Weather in the Streets astounded women and men with its searing depiction of what it's like to fall in love...' Esther Freud

A chance encounter with the man who enchanted her as a teenager leads Olivia Curtis into to a forbidden love affair. He is now married, and Olivia’s life changes to one of secret meetings, brief phone calls and snatched liaisons in anonymous hotel rooms.

'A truly great book. It is beautifully written, shrewdly observed and deftly crafted.' Elizabeth Day

Rosamond Lehmann (1901-1990) was born in Buckinghamshire and educated privately before going to Girton College, Cambridge, as a scholar. She was made a CBE in 1982 and remains one of the most distinguished writers of the 20th century.

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Plus, click here to discover what else we will be reading this year.

One Response to "Virago Modern Classic Book Club: The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehman"

  1. Shirley Thomas Posted on 28th February 2019 at 3:43 pm

    I have this book in the previous printing by Virago( 1980s, I think).
    Loved the book and all Lehmann’s work.

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