Sunday, January 3, 2010
Romance novel icon Dame Barbara Cartland died in 2000 just short of her 99th birthday. She dressed almost always in pink and understood early on the power of being a recognizable writer. By 1995, the eternal coquette had sold more than a billion books with titles such as The Duke is Deceived, The Earl Elopes, A Heart of Stone and A Heart of Love. She wrote an astonishing 723 titles and left a staggering 160 unpublished manuscripts.
Because of her concern for the environment, she requested to be buried in a cardboard coffin. This request was honored and she was buried at her estate under a tree that had been planted by Queen Elizabeth.
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