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Writing and Life
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Roma White began writing under her birth name, then launched her pseudonym in the final decade of the nineteenth century. Beginning with whimsy and fairy stories, she published novels, children's writing, travel books, and works about gardening and wild-life. Her fiction spans romantic sentiment, reformist social thinking, and a blend of both. Some novels are highly revealing of British imperial attitudes to racial and ethnic difference. Roma White also wrote under her married name as 'Blanche Winder'.
15 March 1866 Blanche Oram, who later wrote as RW, was born, one of a family of at least three girls and probably a boy. She was christened on April the second at Bury in Lancashire.  Bibliographic Citation link.
By September 1896 RW's theatre-world novel entitled A Stolen Mask (later singled out by the Feminist Companion as perhaps her best) received some excellent reviews. Bibliographic Citation link.
Probably 1930 Blanche Winder, who wrote as RW, died at the age of about seventy-four. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
1948 The last work issued under RW's name ('Blanche Winder') was a posthumous historical novel for young people, A Knight of the Royal Oak. A Story of the Battle of Worcester. Bibliographic Citation link.
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