Dame Barbara Cartland: Machine typed letter, hand signed with red pen.
14,8 x 21 cm, very good condition.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Autheticity.
Dame Barbara Cartland, DBE, CStJ (1901 – 2000), born Mary Barbara Hamilton, was an English author of romance novels, who was one of the best-selling authors as well as one of the most prolific and commercially successful of the twentieth century.
Her 723 novels were translated into 36 different languages, and she continues to be referenced in the Guinness World Records for the most novels published in a single year in 1976.
As Barbara Cartland she is known for her numerous romantic novels, but she also wrote under her married name of Barbara McCorquodale. She wrote more than 700 books, as well as plays, music, verse, drama, magazine articles and operetta she reportedly sold more than 750 million copies. Other sources estimate her book sales at more than 2 billion copies. She specialised in 19th-century Victorian era pure romance. Her novels all featured portrait style artwork, particularly the cover art.
As head of Cartland Promotions she also became one of London's most prominent society figures and one of Britain's most popular media personalities, right up until her death in 2000.