Rosamond Lehmann (1901 1990) was born on the day of Queen Victoria s funeral, in Buckinghamshire, England, the second of four children. In 1927, a few years after graduating from the University of Cambridge, she published her first novel, "Dusty Answer," to critical acclaim and instantaneous celebrity. Lehmann continued to write and publish between 1930 and 1976, penning works including "The Weather in the Streets," "The Ballad and the Source," and the short memoir"The Swan in the Evening." Lehmann was made aCommanderof the Order of the British Empire(CBE)in 1982 and remains one of the most distinguished novelists of the twentieth century."
"Lehmann is unbeatable on social nuance, both among the London bohemian set and Rollo's more conventional upper-clash milieu. No one could be more attractive or caddish than Lehmann's Rollo, the married man who entrances our heroine. The ultimate tragic love story." --Alexandra Shulman, editor of Vogue (UK)
"The Weather in the Streets was our Bridget Jones's Diary." --Carmen Callil "A vividly realised, painfully convincing story of a love affair, written in Lehmann's characteristic spare, poetic prose." --Joyce Carol Oates