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Cartland, Barbara Hamilton, Dame (Barbara)

Born: 1901 AD
Died: 2000 AD, at 98 years of age.

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.


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