Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Manning, Olivia
Birth Name: Olivia Mary Manning
Pseudonym: Jacob Morrow
Pseudonym: O. M. Manning
Married Name: Olivia Mary Smith
began publishing shortly before the Second World War. She produced thirteen novels, as well as short stories and non-fiction including historical and topographical writing. Her best known works are her two highly praised trilogies of novels about Europe in the Second World War.
Her recent poems often adopt an oblique but clearly legible attitude to political events. The Bereavement of the Lion-Keeper (a poem whose subject-matter is interestingly congruent with that of Olivia Manning
's short story The...
This was praised by British Book News, which rejoiced to find ES
's astonishing verbal dexterity employed in her later work upon themes of ever-increasing profundity . . . . She is a poet...
Reviews of A Game of Hide and Seek included high praise from Marghanita Laski
and Elizabeth Bowen
(some consolation to ET
for her problems with her US publisher), but also carping which she found deeply...
Matilda Charlotte Houstoun
considered herself an extreme Liberal, though not a Gladstonian. She was fascinated by the controversy over Sir Henry Morton Stanley
's Relief Expedition of 1887-1890, in which eight Europeans and over a thousand Africans...
published The Writings of Anna Wickham
, Free Woman and Poet, edited by R. D. Smith
, a collection of her poetry and prose which includes several previously unpublished works.
R. D. Smith
's editor (and widower of Olivia Manning
), indicates that she wrote a number of prose pieces between 1910 and 1915, of which only a handful are published in his...
The anthology of British women writers she published in 1990 with Michael Joseph
as The Parchment Moon: An Anthology of Modern Women's Short Stories was reprinted the following year as The Penguin Book of Modern...
1 January 1916
The British edition of Vogue (an American fashion magazine) began publishing from Condé Nast
in Hanover Square, London.
22 June 1941
Romania under its King Michael
or Mihai joined the German side in the Second World War, in pursuit of its enmity with the USSR and at the prompting of a Nazi military mission which had...
23 October-7 November 1942
The Second Battle of El Alamein ended in a British victory.
The Paris Review launched Feminize Your Canon, a monthly column that explores the lives of underrated and underread female authors.
Manning, Olivia. A Different Face. Heinemann, 1953.
Manning, Olivia. A Romantic Hero. Heinemann, 1967.
Manning, Olivia. A Romantic Hero. Mandarin, 1992.
Manning, Olivia. Artist among the Missing. Heinemann, 1949.
Manning, Olivia. Friends and Heroes. Heinemann, 1965.
Manning, Olivia. Growing Up. Heinemann, 1948.
English, Isobel, and Olivia Manning. “Introduction”. The Play Room, Virago, 1984, p. vii - xv.
English, Isobel, and Olivia Manning. “Introduction”. The Wind Changes, Virago, 1988, p. v - xvi.
Manning, Olivia. School for Love. Heinemann, 1951.
Manning, Olivia. The Balkan Trilogy. Penguin, 1981.
Manning, Olivia. The Battle Lost and Won. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1978.
Manning, Olivia. The Danger Tree. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1977.
Manning, Olivia. The Doves of Venus. Heinemann, 1955.
Manning, Olivia. The Dreaming Shore. Evans Brothers, 1950.
Manning, Olivia. The Great Fortune. Heinemann, 1960.
Manning, Olivia. The Play Room. Heinemann, 1969.
Manning, Olivia. The Rain Forest. Heinemann, 1974.
Manning, Olivia. The Remarkable Expedition. Heinemann, 1947.
Manning, Olivia. The Spoilt City. Heinemann, 1962.
Manning, Olivia. The Sum of Things. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1980.
Manning, Olivia. The Wind Changes. Jonathan Cape, 1937.
Manning, Olivia, and Isobel English. The Wind Changes. Virago, 1988.
Ouida, and Olivia Manning. Under Two Flags. Anthony Blond, 1967.