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Carola Oman, daughter of a historian, published a single book of poetry in the wake of the First World War. She then turned first to historical novels, then to historical biography, with one book of non-biographical history and some works in the same genres for children.
11 May 1897 CO was born in Oxford, the middle child in a family of three, during a visit to Oxford by the Prince of Wales. Bibliographic Citation link.
After July 1946 CO's biography of Britain's national naval hero, Nelson (probably her best-known achievement), appeared in the USA the year before its English publication, likely on account of wartime paper shortages. Bibliographic Citation link.
1976 CO's An Oxford Childhood, an early memoir of herself and her family, with delightful period photographs, was published a couple of years before her death. Bibliographic Citation link.
11 June 1978 CO died at a little over eighty, having been a widow for more than twenty-five years. Bibliographic Citation link.
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