Virago Modern Classics Book Club
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.
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.
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.