Dame Barbara Cartland born on July 9, 1901 in Edgbaston, Birmingham, England. Her first novel, Jigsaw, was a popular success and her output grew steadily. By the 1970s she was averaging 23 books a year, all of which she dictated. Her approximately 600 books, mostly romance novels, have sold more than 600 million copies. She was the step-grandmother of Diana, Princess of Wales. She died in 2000.
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