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Rosamond Lehmann
  • Published: 1 October 2003
  • ISBN: 9780099730118
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $29.99

Rosamond Lehmann

A Life



'Mischief, gossip, acuity and admiration - not to be missed' Sunday Times

The life of Rosamond Lehmann was as romantic and harrowing as that of any of her fictional heroines. Her first novel, the shocking Dusty Answer, became wildly successful launching her career as a novelist and, just as her novels depicted the tempestuous lives of her heroines, Rosamond's personal life would be full of heartbreaking affairs and lost loves.

Escaping from a disastrous early marriage Rosamond moved right into the heart of Bloomsbury society with Wogan Philipps. Later on she would embark on the most important love affair of her life, with the poet Cecil Day Lewis; nine years later he abandoned her for a young actress - a betrayal from which she would never recover.

Selina Hastings masterfully creates a portrait of a woman whose dramatic life, work and relationships criss-crossed the cultural, literary and political landscape of England in the middle of the twentieth century.

  • Published: 1 October 2003
  • ISBN: 9780099730118
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $29.99

About the author

Selina Hastings

Selina Hastings is a writer and journalist, biographer of Somerset Maugham, Evelyn Waugh, Nancy Mitford and Rosamund Lehmann and, in The Red Earl, of her father.

She is the winner of the Marsh Biography Prize, the Spear's Award for Outstanding Achievement and the Biographers' Club Lifetime Services to Biography Award.

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