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These were turbulent times forrepparttar family as Barbara, had now divorced her husband whose family confiscated his money and left Barbara and Raine, aged four, with a Marriage Settlement of 500 per annum. The divorce involved charges and countercharges of infidelity and Barbara Cartland would later marry one ofrepparttar 137402 men Alexander McCorquodale accused her of dallying with, his cousin - Hugh Mc Corquodale.

At this time Barbara Cartland was writing for a weekly magazine and several newspapers but always under an assumed name so that no one knew whorepparttar 137403 writer was. Determined that her brother should stand for Kings Norton she wrote 10,000 words a day in order to pay for his Election Expenses. The house that her Grandfather had built was still in Kings Norton. Labour decided to field a well known politician. Barbara Cartland wrote and canvassed on behalf of her brother who finally won with a majority of nearly 6000. Allrepparttar 137404 hard work and commitment had paid off.

Ronald and Anthony Cartland were both killed inrepparttar 137405 Second World War. Atrepparttar 137406 entrance to Tewkesbury Abbey in Gloucestershire there is a Calvary erected torepparttar 137407 memory of Barbara Cartland's Father, Mother and two Brothers. Cartland Road in Kings Norton is named afterrepparttar 137408 family. Barbara Cartland went on to write a biography about Ronald which included his best political speeches. In 1936 Barbara Cartland married Hugh McCorquodale, an officer ofrepparttar 137409 Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders and who had receivedrepparttar 137410 Military Cross for Gallantry. The couple had two sons, Ian and Glen. Barbara Cartland speaks fondly aboutrepparttar 137411 family visits to Scotland.

" I travel all overrepparttar 137412 world. I am thrilled byrepparttar 137413 exotic beauty ofrepparttar 137414 East andrepparttar 137415 vital virility ofrepparttar 137416 West.

But as I turn for home, my heart is inrepparttar 137417 Highlands"

Barbara Cartland lived at Camfield Place, Hatfield, Hertfordshire. The family still ownrepparttar 137418 Estate which was originally settled on by a Knight in 1275. It once featured a Tudor Manor House which was pulled down by Beatrix Potter's Grandfather who rebuiltrepparttar 137419 house in 1867. Beatrix Potter wrote that Camfield wasrepparttar 137420 place that she loved best and where she wrote "The Tale of Peter Rabbit. The estate features an Oak Tree, planted by H.M. Queen Elizabeth in 1550 whilst she was imprisoned at Hatfield.

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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 byrepparttar Press. However, according to her publishers she has produced 724 books, sold over a billion copies and enteredrepparttar 137401 Guinness Book of Records asrepparttar 137402 best selling author inrepparttar 137403 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 isrepparttar 137404 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 inrepparttar 137405 late 1970's, her American and English publishers came to her and asked for more Barbara Cartlands to satisfyrepparttar 137406 demanding audience.

She then doubled her output from 10 books a year to 20 books a year, and this atrepparttar 137407 age of 77! She kept this up, extraordinarily for 20 years, betweenrepparttar 137408 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, onrepparttar 137409 internet and by mail order, underrepparttar 137410 banner ofrepparttar 137411 Barbara Cartland Pink Collection.

Will there ever again be a writer with such genius and prolific writing skills?

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