Rosamond Nina Lehmann, The Weather in the Streets

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The Weather in the Streets

(1936), Rosamond Lehmann continues the story of Olivia Curtis, ten years after her first dance, the centrepiece of

Invitation to the Waltz

(1932). Olivia has been married, but, as she economically explains, “It didn’t work.” Separated from her husband, living in her cousin’s house in London, untrained for any profession and dependent on whatever part-time work comes her way, her precarious life mirrors that of many middle-class women in the inter-war years. A chance meeting on the train going back to her parents’ home renews her acquaintance with Rollo Spencer, son of the local aristocracy. Ten years previously, he had been unattainable; now, although married, he is within her reach, but only on his terms.

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Citation: Pollard, Wendy. "The Weather in the Streets". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 07 April 2004 [, accessed 15 June 2024.]

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