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Matthews People: Barbara Cartland, author

Matthews People: Barbara Cartland, author
Transmission details
21 Oct 1984 at 15:00
Mike Matthews talks to Barbara Cartland, one of the most successful writers of romance novels of all time, specialising in historical love themes. She also became one of the United Kingdom’s most popular media personalities, appearing often at public events and on television, dressed in her trademark pink and discoursing on love, health and social issues. Born July 9, 1901, she started to write for Daily Express in 1922. Her step-granddaughter is Diana, the Princess of Wales. She talks about her life and her career. [Box 4]
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Includes music. Track 1- Music at approx 4-6 mins; 15 mins to end; Track 2- Music at approx 6-10 mins; 20 mins to end; Track 3- Music at approx 1-5 mins; 8 mins to end.
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Speed:- 7.5ips
Production company
Radio 210
Technical information
1 tape


Mike Matthews
Series Producer
Stephen Stewart
Dame Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland

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