Tag Archives: Rosamond Lehmann

Here We Go A-Bloomsburying

My dearest friend recently moved to Paris. To the heart of the Marais neighbourhood, no less, where, across a cobblestoned courtyard and up six flights of steep, winding stairs, he occupies a charming, light-filled flat, all honey-coloured wood floors and … Continue reading

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RLRW Day 7: A Sea-Grape Tree, by Rosamond Lehmann (1976)

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RLRW Day 4: Rosamond Lehmann and Debussy

          This evening my parents, my brother, his new girlfriend, and I attended a piano recital by François Chaplin at Château Canon, near St Emilion. It is the 150th anniversary of French composer Claude Debussy’s birth this year and … Continue reading

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RLRW Day 3: The Magic of a Family House

     I have been waiting curiously to see which of Rosamond Lehmann’s books bloggers would focus on this week, and  why. After studying Lehmann in depth for so many years, it is sometimes hard to gain distance, and therefore very … Continue reading

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RLRW Day 2: A Note in Music, by Rosamond Lehmann (1930)

     A Note in Music was Rosamond Lehmann’s second novel. Though it was generally well-received by critics, readers (including myself) tend to find it less enthralling than its predecessor, Dusty Answer. Set in a grubby industrial town in the north … Continue reading

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RLRW Day 1: Rosamond Lehmann, the Eternal Outsider

           Rosamond Lehmann (1901-1990) is probably best remembered for her portrayal of women in love. Of women unhappily in love, more often than not. Dusty Answer, Lehmann’s first novel, sets the tone for all her subsequent works: Judith Earle’s … Continue reading

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