Roma White

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RW 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. RW also wrote under her married name as Blanche Winder.

Milestones

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.
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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.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
New and Recent Novels Published by A. D. Innes and Company. Innes.
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Probably 1930
Blanche Winder, who wrote as RW , died at the age of about seventy-four.
The Feminist Companion gives this year for her death. A Blanche H. E. Winder who died in Lancaster in or shortly before June 1933 was said to be aged sixty-six.
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Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
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.
British Library Catalogue.

Biography

She wrote as Blanche Winder as well as Roma Winder.

Birth and Family