Barbara Cartland

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Dame Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland (9 July 1901 – 21 May 2000), was an English author, one of the most prolific authors of the 20th century. As Barbara Cartland she is known for her numerous fictional romantic novels, but she also wrote under her married name Barbara McCorquodale.

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  • ''The great majority of people in England and America are modest, decent and pure-minded and the amount of virgins in the world today is stupendous.''
    Barbara Cartland (b. 1901), British novelist. Interview in Wendy Leigh's Speaking Frankly (1978). But on another occasion, Cartland was reported a...
  • ''France is the only place where you can make love in the afternoon without people hammering on your door.''
    Barbara Cartland (b. 1901), British novelist. quoted in Guardian (London, Dec. 24, 1984).
  • ''The right diet directs sexual energy into the parts that matter.''
    Barbara Cartland (b. 1901), British novelist. quoted in Observer (London, Jan. 11, 1981).
  • ''I have always found women difficult. I don't really understand them. To begin with, few women tell the truth.''
    Barbara Cartland (b. 1901), British novelist. The Isthmus Years, ch. 1 (1942).
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