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Barbara Cartland touched so many lives. Our thanks go to Ian McCorquodale for providing us with his mothers final farewell - "How I want to be Remembered", a document detailing her family history and an insight into her ninety six years which have been saddened by family tragedy and ecstatically happy through her love of her family.
Barbara acknowledges that she has been shown great kindness and also a certain amount of teasing and ridicule by Press. However, according to her publishers she has produced 724 books, sold over a billion copies and entered Guinness Book of Records as best selling author in World. Published in every country this amazing lady can afford to rise above those who might make fun of her. This marvellous woman is beyond ridicule and has no need to prove anything to anyone. The facts speak for themselves. Barbara Cartland is most successful writer of romantic fiction of all time. And - she was born in Birmingham!
Barbara Cartland was an amazingly prolific author. When her books were selling so well in late 1970's, her American and English publishers came to her and asked for more Barbara Cartlands to satisfy demanding audience.
She then doubled her output from 10 books a year to 20 books a year, and this at age of 77! She kept this up, extraordinarily for 20 years, between ages of 77 and 97. This is something that has never been achieved before by any author.
Eventually, even her publishers could not cope with her output and when she died in 2000 she left a legacy of 160 unpublished manuscripts which are now being published by her son, Ian, on internet and by mail order, under banner of Barbara Cartland Pink Collection.
Will there ever again be a writer with such genius and prolific writing skills?
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