November 4, 1990 |
Even for the Queen of Romance, Barbara Cartland's royal and romantic credentials are unique. The author of hundreds of historical romance novels--in which the girl lands the nobleman and lives happily ever after--lives herself in a fairy-tale-pretty Hertfordshire mansion 20 miles from central London and a stone's throw from historic Hatfield House, where in 1558 Elizabeth I received the news that she had become Queen of England.
January 14, 2001 |
British romantic novelist Barbara Cartland, who became the world's best-selling author by churning out hundreds of romantic sagas, has left no money in her will, the London Daily Mail reported. Dame Barbara, who churned out more than 600 titles in about three dozen languages, died last May at 98. But the newspaper said her $1.7-million estate would be worth nothing after her debts and liabilities were paid.
May 11, 2012
Re "Does my writing compute?," Editorial, May 6 Whether this letter is published in The Times depends entirely on the judgment of the editor, who has spent years developing the expertise to evaluate written expression. The same process takes place in the classroom when a teacher grades an essay. No computer software can ever take the place of the wherewithal they respectively bring to their work. Walt Gardner Los Angeles The writer is the author of Education Week's Reality Check blog.
February 24, 1992 |
A damsel in distress (a feisty, beautiful damsel, natch), a handsome, brooding lord with a terrible secret, a magnificent castle, an unscrupulous heir, dastardly crimes, plunging decolletage and a lush 19th-Century British setting: Romance fans, this is your night. As fluffy--and as empty--as spun sugar, tonight's TNT movie "Duel of the Hearts" (at 5, 7 and 9 p.m.
April 15, 1988 |
TODAY 'Where the Heart Roams' U.S.A., 1987, 81 minutes , 5:30 p.m . George Csicsery's delightful documentary on romance writers and their readers. It's a charmer because Csicsery neither patronizes nor ridicules his subjects (including the bejeweled Barbara Cartland--the genre's octogenarian grand dame), who are largely articulate, middle-class, middle-aged women. We see this vast and lucrative phenomenon as a commentary on what is missing from their lives. RECOMMENDED