Cartland, Dame Barbara

▪ British author
in full  Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland , married name  Barbara McCorquodale 
born July 9, 1901, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Eng.
died May 21, 2000, Hatfield, Hertfordshire

      English author of more than 700 books, mostly formulaic novels of romantic love set in the 19th century.

      Following the death of her father in World War I, Cartland moved with her family to London. There she began contributing to the Daily Express newspaper, receiving instruction in writing from its proprietor, Lord Beaverbrook (Beaverbrook, Sir Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron, 1st Baronet). Cartland's first novel, Jigsaw (1925), was a popular success. She traveled widely and conducted historical research in order to write her novels, which usually feature beautiful, virginal young women and handsome, rakish young men. Her output of books grew steadily, averaging 23 a year from the mid-1970s; altogether, her works had sold more than one billion copies in some 35 languages by 2000. Her nonfiction includes five autobiographies and books of advice on health food, vitamins, and beauty. She also wrote film scripts for several of her novels and some 30 plays. In 1991 she was made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

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