One former publisher, whose firm never dealt with Cartland books, said: 'If you did the sums, the sales figures people bandied about could not possibly add up.' Barbara Cartland was an English writer best known for her romantic novels, and for having written more than 700 books in her lifetime. Barbara Cartland married a British Army officer named Alexander George McCorquodale in 1927.
Before the popular romantic novelist set the record for the most novels penned in a year (a massive 23!), Barbara was also an innovator. In 1931 she and two RAF officers designed the first aircraft-towed airmail delivery glider. LONDON — There is no doubt that Barbara Cartland likes to talk: Words rush from her lips by the hundreds, usually at machine‐gun speed.