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Cartland, Barbara Hamilton, Dame

Born: 1901 AD
Died: 2000 AD
Nationality: British
Categories: Authors, Novelists

1901 – She was born on the 9th of July.

         – Cartland soon became successful as a society reporter and writer of romantic fiction.

1923 – Cartland published her first novel, Jigsaw, a slightly naughty society thriller that became a bestseller.

1926 – She also began writing and producing somewhat racy plays, one of which, Blood Money, was banned by the Lord Chamberlain’s Office.

1983 – She rated the longest entry in the British Who’s Who, and was named the top-selling author in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records.

1984 – She was awarded the Bishop Wright Air Industry Award for this contribution.

1991 – Barbara Cartland was invested by Queen Elizabeth II as a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in honor of the author’s nearly 70 years of literary, political and social contributions.

2000 – She died on the 21st of May.