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.


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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 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.
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...
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, 1976.
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 and champion racing cyclist, registered a company, WRM Motors , to manufacture cars at a former military college at Temple Cowley just east of Oxford.