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The life of Rosamond Lehmann was as romantic and harrowing as that of any of her fictional heroines. 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.

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This lively, perceptive and beautifully handled portrait is a triumph of the biographer's art.
Rosamond Lehmann (1901-1990) led a life as romantic and tempestuous as that of any of her fictional heroines. Based on a large collection of personal letters never before seen or published, this lively biography conjures up the intimate world of the British novelist whose dramatic life, work and relationships criss-crossed the cultural, literary and political landscape of England in the middle of the twentieth century.

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Selina Hastings is the author of two previous biographies, the prize-winning Evelyn Waugh and Nancy Mitford.
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