Search our site
Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron Read the opening extract of the brand new Sophie Cameron book before its publication on 22/03/2018

The Weather In The Streets by Rosamond Lehmann, Carmen Callil


The Weather In The Streets by Rosamond Lehmann, Carmen Callil

Taking up where AN INVITATION TO THE WALTZ left off, THE WEATHER IN THE STREETS shows us Olivia Curtis ten years older, a failed marriage behind her, thinner, sadder, and apprently not much wiser. A chance encounter on a train with a man who enchanted her as a teenager leads to a forbidden love affair and a new world of secret meetings, brief phone calls and snatched liaisons in anonymous hotel rooms. Years ahead of its time when first published, this subtle and powerful novel shocked even the most stalwart Lehmann fans with its searing honesty and passionate portrayal of clandestine love.


The Weather in the Streets astounded women and men with its searing depiction of what it's like to fall in love . . . With brilliant dialogue and intense passages of elation and despair, The Weather in the Streets takes you on the rollercoaster of their relationship -- Esther Freud * Sunday Telegraph * 'A truly great book. It is beautifully written, shrewdly observed and deftly crafted, but the novel's real concern is what it means for a woman to live an authentic life
Elizabeth Day The first writer to filter her stories through a woman

's feelings & perceptions * Anita Brookner * She is immensely readable, acute, passionate, funny and original * Elizabeth Jane Howard * Lehmann is unbeatable on social nuance, both among the London bohemian set and Rollo's more conventional upper-class 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'

About the Author

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.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

2nd March 2006


Rosamond Lehmann, Carmen Callil

More books by Rosamond Lehmann, Carmen Callil
Author 'Like for Like'


Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group


384 pages


Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



Ever purchased a book, read a few pages & thought I'm not going to enjoy this? Honest book reviews mean you'll never have that problem again

Jill Peters

Lovereading recommends, honestly reviews and promotes books-what more can I say?!

Rachel Bridgeman

Lovereading helps me decide what real people read.

Kerry Bridges

It's information about new books so, for a book lover like me, what's not to like!

Joan Hill

I love Lovereading because I get to read great books and then get to tell everybody how good they are.

Sally Doel

I love the 'like for like' author recommendations, it's like an old friend whispering in your ear.

Emma Caddick

I love that Lovereading handpicks very special debut reads.

Magda North

Love books. Love reading. Love reading books. And, here's the trick. Here's a website which caters for people like me.

Ian Harvey-brown