“People have been saying the novel is dead for as far back as I can remember. The novel will never die, but it will keep changing and evolving and taking different shapes. Storytelling, which is the basis of the novel, has always existed and always will.”
In a fit of Rosamond Lehmann enthusiasm I searched my shelves on Sunday night and found my copy of The Weather in the Streets. The Weather in the Streets is a continuation of the story began in Invitation to the Waltz and I’ve long wanted to read it, but have been afraid that it would be disappointing. Rosamond Lehmann fever has convinced me now to jump in with both feet and find out what happens to Olivia Curtis, the main character in both novels.
I reviewed Invitation to the Waltz on an old blog that is now deleted, but remembered that I archived a copy on a group project I started last year (which I think I will try to revive as a challenge in 2013 so stay tuned). You can read my thoughts here.
I’ve enjoyed reading Rosamond Lehmann’s Paris Review interview, from 1985, which you can find here. She had such an interesting life and her thoughts on writing and the women’s movement are particularly intriguing.
Thanks to Florence for reviving interest in Lehmann and her novels! It is so wonderful to see people reading an author who doesn’t get much attention these days.
P.S. Thanks for reading – You’re the best!
I’ve started a tumblr page where I can post some of my photographs. Go here to visit. I warn you: I take a lot of pictures of clouds