18 May 1928
OM made her first appearance in print, aged twenty, with a letter to the editor of the local paper explaining the subject-matter of her painting A Study in Tempera
, which had been chosen for the local exhibition on the pier.
Late September 1980
OM's Levant Trilogy
was completed shortly after her death with the appearance of The Sum of Things
, the final novel both of the trilogy and of her life.