Carola Oman

Standard Name: Oman, Carola
Birth Name: Carola Mary Anima Oman
Pseudonym: C. Oman
Married Name: Carola Mary Anima Lenanton
Titled: Carola Mary Anima, Lady Lenanton
Indexed Name: C. Lenanton
CO , 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.


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Dedications Joanna Cannan
JC published two novels this year, each of which reveals the limitations of a male character: Ithuriel's Hour (re-issued as a paperback in 1949 as The Hour of the Angel—Ithuriel's Hour) and probably her...
Family and Intimate relationships Ethel Savi
Ethel Bryning (later ES ) married John Angelo Savi , a planter and later colliery manager in the Jherria or Jharia coal-fields, close to Calcutta.
Carola Oman in her early autobiography mentions the Savis...
Friends, Associates Georgette Heyer
In her late teens GH developed friendships with Joanna Cannan and Carola Oman . All three wanted to be writers and later fulfilled their ambition. Their first novels were all published within four years of...
Friends, Associates Joanna Cannan
JC formed early friendships with two other aspiring writers who later achieved success: Carola Oman , with whom she was at school, and Georgette Heyer , who lived (as she did after the war) in Wimbledon.
Literary responses Joanna Cannan
Carola Oman described the immense respect and excitement among their friends when The Tripled Crown appeared.
Oman, Carola. An Oxford Childhood. Hodder and Stoughton.
Occupation May Cannan
Before the war MC qualified herself as a VAD ; she took a number of exams under the auspices of the Red Cross and other organisations, and worked as a hospital volunteer. Before she was...
Textual Production Judith Kazantzis
This remarkable anthology brings to a wider audience poems by many otherwise unknown writers, as well as by, for instance, Vera Brittain , Edith Sitwell , Nancy Cunard , Cicely Hamilton , Rose Macaulay ,...


August 1912: William R. Morris, former bicycle builder...

Building item

August 1912

William R. Morris , former bicycle builder and champion racing cyclist, registered a company, WRM Motors , to manufacture cars at a former military college at Temple Cowley just east of Oxford.


Oman, Carola. An Oxford Childhood. Hodder and Stoughton, 1976.
Oman, Carola. Ayot Rectory. Hodder and Stoughton, 1965.
Oman, Carola. Britain Against Napoleon. Faber and Faber, 1942.
Oman, Carola. David Garrick. Hodder and Stoughton, 1958.
Oman, Carola. Elizabeth of Bohemia. Hodder and Stoughton, 1938.
Oman, Carola. Henrietta Maria. Hodder and Stoughton, 1936.
Oman, Carola, and Sir Henry Chauncy. “Introduction”. The Historical Antiquities of Hertfordshire, Kohler and Coombes, 1975, p. 1: iii - xviii.
Oman, Carola. Napoleon’s Viceroy: Eugène de Beauharnais. Hodder and Stoughton, 1966.
Oman, Carola. Nelson. Doubleday, 1946.
Oman, Carola. Over the Water. Hodder and Stoughton, 1935.
Oman, Carola. Prince Charles Edward. Duckworth, 1935.
Oman, Carola. Princess Amelia. T. Fisher Unwin, 1924.
Oman, Carola, and S. Van Abbé. Robin Hood. J. M. Dent; E. P. Dutton, 1939.
Oman, Carola. Sir John Moore. Hodder and Stoughton, 1953.
Oman, Carola. The Gascoyne Heiress. Hodder and Stoughton, 1968.
Oman, Carola. The Menin Road and Other Poems. Hodder and Stoughton, 1919.
Oman, Carola. The Road Royal. 1924.
Oman, Carola. The Wizard of the North. Hodder and Stoughton, 1973.