PREFACE BY FRANCES PARTRIDGE
The author was a niece of Lytton Strachey and was well-known in Bloomsbury circles; she was the subject of Julia, a memoir in her own words by Frances Partridge, who wrote a new Preface for our edition. This sardonic and beautifully written novella about a family in Forster territory was first published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press in 1932. 'As delightful and perceptive today as it no doubt was seventy years ago: on her wedding day a girl knows she is about to make a serious mistake' (the Bookseller); 'a brilliant, bittersweet upstairs-downstairs comedy' wrote Shena Mackay in the Guardian.
Cheerful Weather was simultaneously issued as an audiobook, read by Miriam Margolyes in a production by the award-winning company, The Story Circle. The beautiful piano music for Cheerful Weather (a 1932 waltz by Levitzki) was especially recorded for us by Daniel Becker.
To read more about Cheerful Weather for the Wedding go to the Persephone Forum.
Also available as a Persephone Grey Original and as a Persephone Audiobook.
The endpapers are a 1932 design for a printed dress fabric by Madeleine Lawrence.