Barbara Cartland

lady Barbara Cartland (* 9. July 1901 Edgbaston, Birmingham, England; † 21. May 2000 in Camfield Place, Hatfield, heart-Ford-almost) was one of the most successful authoresses of romantic literature of all times. And it was one at the bizarrsten looking - inevitably it was wrapped into garbs from pastellfarbenem Chiffon (usually pink) and preferably with make-up, which was so thickly laid on that a Scherzbold noticed once that it looks, as if her had tried to eat with the eyes Lippenstift.

Press photographs showed it in a white, with coins verzierten garb, with gigantic aquamarines around the neck, their white-blond hair to the force of gravity repealed setting hair-style up-piled up, and somewhere beside its manikürten hand a schmollenden Pekinesen sitting.

Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland was the only daughter and the oldest child of a British Armeeofiziers, major Bertram Cartland, and his Mrs. Mary (Polly) Hamilton Scobell. Although it was in-born into a house, which offered a envy-worth middle class comfort, the security of the family heavily shaken, when its paternal grandfather, James Cartland, finance, after a bankruptcy suicide committed. Their father in Flanders died only little later during the First World War. Their daring nut/mother opened a dress business in London, in order to through-bring the family, Barbara and their two brothers Anthony and Ronald. “Arm I may be,” said Polly Cartland once, “am however usual I not.” Both brothers fell on the battleground, only one day one behind the other, 1940.

After Barbara had visited the Malvern Girls' college and Abbey House, Erziehungsinstitut in Hampshire, she became a successful lady journalist and Klatschreporterin. Its first novel, Jigsaw, was published 1923.

According to a ring-back signal, that London telegraph to 22. May 2000 published, dissolved Cartland allegedly their first engagement with a guard officer, when it was cleared up over it which would probably happen at the wedding night. However it overcame later the shock over the appropriate physical mechanics and was married from 1927 to 1932 with Alexander George McCorquodale, a former army officer. This was that inheritance of a large fortune, which had been earned with printering. McCorquodale died 1964. Its daughter, Raine, countess Spencer, became “Debütantin of the yearly” 1947 and, substantially later, the stepmother of Diana, princess of Wales. 1936, after their divorce, with which there were complaints and counter suits because of unfaithfulness, Cartland one of the men married, from whom its Alexander McCorquodale accused, with them to have herumgeturtelt; indeed its cousin Hugh McCorquodale. With their second married man, who was likewise a former military officer, had Barbara Cartland of two sons, Ian and Glen. Hugh McCorquodale died 1963.

Barbara Cartlands image as appointed Expertin for romance brought in in later years much mockery for it, but their novels were unquestionably extremely successful -- it sold books concerning a billion! Their publishers estimate that it wrote altogether 724 titles. 2004 was discovered in their deduction of 160 unpublished novels.

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