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  • Barbara Cartland

    'For the record, the word 'parlour' is not used, nor is the relatively recent insidious 'lounge', except about airports, hotels and liners.' 'Boys should be taught at a very early age - six or seven - to say 'Sir' to an older man.' 'When there are servants, the plates for the first course are never put on the table until everyone is seated.' 'I cannot stress too often that on every formal occasion, whether it is Luncheon, a Bazaar or a Meeting, a hat should be worn.' Written nearly 50 years ago, Barbara Cartland's Etiquette Handbook conjures up a period when addressing work colleagues by their first names was frowned upon, wives could expect to receive a weekly allowance of...read more

  • Barbara Cartland

    Shakira Bartlett se esconde en un yate privado donde viaja el Marqués de Linwood. Ella está huyendo de un matrimonio no deseado, arreglado por su tio, pero es descubierta por el Marqués, Ella lo convence en dejarla viajar a Egipto para reunirse con su padre. Por su vez, él también está huyendo de una amante no deseada, por lo que decide dejarla viajar y van juntos! Francis Marshall, retratista y pintor, pinta un cuadro interesante de esta extraña pareja, teniendo en cuenta la pistola que el héroe está sosteniendo. Desde la cubierta, se cumplen muchas emocionantes aventuras a camino de Egipto, donde el amor también es un peligro y un misterio, que ambos quieren resistir... ¿será...read more

  • Barbara Cartland

    Cuando Orelia Stanyon regresó a su casa, no podía olvidar a aquel extraño que la había rescatado de dos impertinentes borrachos en la posada 'Jorge y el Dragón'. Su beso apasionado despertó en ella sensaciones indescriptibles y hasta ahora desconocidas. Orelia estaba sola en el mundo, pues su único pariente era su prima Carolina, y que no era seguramente, la tutora adecuada para una inocente joven. Un día Carolina, anunció su compromiso, con el apuesto Marqués de Ryde, uno de los hombres más ricos de Inglaterra, quien sin duda aseguraría el futuro económico de la inquieta dama. Orelia se sorprendió cuando le presentaron al Marqués, y ella lo conocía, como el misterioso...read more

  • Barbara Cartland

    Parecía un milagro caído del cielo, Valessa Chester, adorable, sola y sin dinero, sería espléndidamente recompensada por su interpretación en una charada durante una fiesta, una broma inofensiva al arrogante y seguro de sí Marqués de Wyndonbury.... Pero para su horror... descubrió haber sido el instrumento involuntario de la venganza de una mujer despechada! Ahora, la bella e inocente Valessa era la novia no deseada del magnífico Marqués, el hombre que se adueñó de su corazón para siempre en un sueño de amor tan inalcanzable como las distantes estrellas allá en lo alto.... - La Dama Barbara Cartland fue una de las novelistas británicas más exitosas y conocidas y fue...read more

  • Barbara Cartland

    Alicia Stanbrook, hija de un escritor muy pobre, acepta la petición de su Prima, Charis Langley, que se haga pasar por ella durante una visita a su tutor, quien es General del Ejército Británico de Ocupación, en Francia. Alecia es una bella provinciana muy tímida a quien no le agrada hacer nada fuera de lo común, sin embargo, al ofrecerle su prima una generosa suma, acepta, sabedora que con ese dinero evitará que su Padre y ella se mueran de hambre. Como Alicia viaja a Francia, donde conoce al Tutor de Charis, Lord Kiniston, y al famoso Duque de Wellington sin sospechar ni por un momento el giro dramático que tomarían los acontecimientos, es relatado en esta emocionante novela...read more

  • Barbara Cartland

    Zarina, rica heredera iba a ser casada por su tío y tutor con un anciano noble. Desesperada por la noticia sale a cabalgar y para su sorpresa descubre que 'El Priorato' cuyas tierras colindan con las de ella están en subasta por las deudas de su propietario. Al saber que Rolfe, el hermano del fallecido heredero había llegado desde la India para supervisar la subasta, se le ocurre una idea. Con mucha renuencia Ralfe acepta su plan : ella paga las deudas de su hermano y el fingirá ser su prometido y se fugan. - La Dama Barbara Cartland fue una de las novelistas británicas más exitosas y conocidas y fue sin duda la más icónica, escribiendo 723 libros durante su larga vida, de...read more

  • Barbara Cartland

    Huyendo de un matrimonio concertado con el anciano duque de Dunster, Manella llega a un pequeño pueblo con su amado caballo, Heron, y su perro, Flash. Asumiendo una identidad falsa, ella toma el puesto de cocinera del Marqués de Buckingdon, con quien forma una amistad que se convierte en amor. - La Dama Barbara Cartland fue una de las novelistas británicas más exitosas y conocidas y fue sin duda la más icónica, escribiendo 723 libros durante su larga vida, de los cuales 675 son novelas y incluyen 160 nuevos títulos que se publican como la Colección Rosa de Barbara Cartland. Ella escribió, una amplia variedad de géneros, pero, por supuesto, está más estrechamente asociada con...read more

  • Barbara Cartland

    Davina, a quien la ausencia obligada de su Padre le había impedido ser presentada en Sociedad, recurrió a una amiga solicitándole trabajo, ya que su Madre con quien vivía eventualmente en Londres, había caído enferma. Esta circunstancia la llevaría, tras una larga relación de imprevistos, y adoptando una falsa identidad, a realizar el sueño de su vida: acudir al Baila más famoso de la Temporada Social. Como en el Baile conoce al Duque de Norminster, y como descubre un complot para chantajearlo. De ahí en adelante lo que había empezado como un juego se convertiría en algo auténtico más, al haber engañado al Duque respecto a su personalidad... tenía que desaparecer. - La...read more

  • Barbara Cartland

    Shenda, the beautiful daughter of Lord Linbury, finds herself all alone when he dies. She finds a letter he has written to his friend, the Duke of Wellington, asking him to look after and protect her. The Duke is in Paris having just won the Battle of Waterloo and Shenda travels nervously to Paris to meet him and he quickly realises that as she is young and innocent, he cannot have her to stay in his own house. He, therefore, takes Shenda to nurse one of his young Officers who has been badly wounded at Waterloo. Captain Ivan Worth, as he calls himself, is really the Marquis of Kenworth. Having been pursued by women because he is so handsome and rich, he has asked Lady Helen Oswald, a...read more

  • Barbara Cartland

    Lady Galina More and her brother, Georgie, the Earl of Ranmore, are in despair because they own two large historic houses which are entailed. Georgie decides he will have to marry an American heiress, so he opens his house in London, but has no idea how he can staff it or afford to entertain. He meets Mr. Craig Farlow, one of the richest oil millionaires in America who has brought his daughter, Ellie-May, to London as he wants her to marry a title and he becomes a tenant at Georgie's house in Park Lane. Galina has been a huge success because of her beauty, but she is determined not to marry anyone unless she is in love. When she meets Lord Bramton, she loses her heart, but knows it is...read more

  • Barbara Cartland

    Dorina's father had been an industrialist, an inventor and a genius who trained her to be his heir, sending her abroad to learn many languages.While she was in France she learned that he had died, and she must now take over his business. But she does not feel ready, especially as she knows he has been trying to design a horseless carriage. For a while she keeps his death a secret, to give herself time to learn, and goes to work for his great rival, the Earl of Kennington. He is younger than she had expected, and much better looking. Working closely with him, and living in his house, she finds herself drawn to him. Then she learns that he too is designing a horseless carriage and realises...read more

  • Barbara Cartland

    Davina is the younger daughter of Lord Shelford and she has fallen for an actor who did not meet her father's approval. He has banished her from London to his newly acquired country seat, Priory Park, where Davina felt lonely, but not for long. She soon meets the Delverton brothers who live nearby, and also their mysterious companion, Jed Barker. There are dark secrets surrounding Priory Park and the Delverton family, but Davina cannot help becoming attracted to the handsome Lord Delverton despite his indifference to her. Under pressure from her father, she announces her engagement to the younger brother, Howard, only to find him equally cold and detached. There have been a spate of...read more

  • Barbara Cartland

    Lord Milton should have been a happy man, with an ancient title and a magificent estate. But he was deep in debt and haunted by memories of the Crimea, where he had once been a soldier and taken part of the Charge of the Light Brigade. To take his mind off the past, he eagerly accepted the suggestion of a friend to become the manager of a hotel in Brighton, called the Paradise Hotel. He was seeking new discoveries, but he could not have guessed how startling his discoveries were going to be. First he decided to abandon his title and pass simply as John Milton. Then there was the mysterious young lady, who arrived suddenly and begged him to hide her from a man who was hunting...read more

  • Barbara Cartland

    Simona Bell, the lovely daughter of Lord Belgrave, has been invited by her friend, Karoline von Honentaal to stay with her family in Berlin. Simona finds that Karoline's father, the Baron, owns an amazing collection of art which interests her greatly. Alone for a moment, she finds her way into the Baron's private Sanctuary, where she admires an unusual Sedan Chair. Hearing voices and frightened she might be discovered, she slips into the Sedan Chair and closes the door. The Baron and another man enter the room and Simona overhears them discussing an Englishman called Watson, who has been working on a new naval gun with the Marquis of Midhurst. Watson has been kidnapped by the Germans, who...read more

  • Barbara Cartland

    After the death of her great-uncle, orphan Lady Rosanna Donnington was overwhelmed to learn he had left her his vast fortune. It was then her life changed and she became the target of unscrupulous fortune hunters. But she was determined to marry only for love. When the loutish Sir Walter Fenwick insisted she marry him, Rosanna decided enough was enough. She fled London and journeyed to Donnington Hall, her new country estate. She had heard that the Earl of Melton, whose estate bordered her own, desperately needed a nurse, having injured his leg in a riding accident. She had encoutered him fleetingly on her flight from London, when he had been very ill. Making a shock decision, Rosanna...read more

  • Barbara Cartland

    Eugenia Dovedale's father had been High Steward to the Marquis of Buckbury and after her father's unexpected death, Eugenia had to leave 'Paragon' the family's beautiful and much loved cottage on the estate. She and her mother now lived uncomfortably with her Great-Aunt Cloris in London as they could not afford anywhere else. Mrs Dovedale maintained strong hopes of her daughter making a good marriage and improving their position. She was thrilled when the Marquis returned from France and began to show considerable interest in Eugenia. However Eugenia was determined only to marry for love and passion and she dreamed of being swept off her feet. She resited the overtures of the Marquis and...read more

  • Barbara Cartland

    Charles, Lord Hartley, was at his wits end. He had spent a fortune on his cousin John, and still the embittered John demanded more money.Charles knew he needed an heiress and he became swiftley attracted to Cliona, who had recently moved in to the neighbourhood.He did not know that she was an heiress. When he found out, he felt there was no way that he could approach her with honour. But Cliona, a spirited girl, had her own ideas. Charles was the man she wanted, and when John appeared again, determined to court her for her money, she put an audacious plan into practice. To win the man she loved she first had to win an extraordinary game of cards, using skills that no lady was supposed...read more

  • Barbara Cartland

    Carina was alone in the world and unsure of what the future held for her. Then a troupe of musicians, called 'Bertie's Beauties', had an accident outside her gates and she found herself swept up in their fate as she took over from their injured pianist. Now one of the troupe, she went to perform at the Duke of Westbury's castle, never suspecting that the Duke would turn out to be the young man she had met for a few dramatic moments many years before.To hide her identity she allowed him to see her only when she was masked. He soon became so intrigued that he made advances to her. Horrified that he should consider her a woman of loose morals, Carina fled the castle and became a full time...read more

  • Barbara Cartland

    When Rosina's dear friend leapt to her death after the man she loved betrayed her, she vowed vengeance on all men. Rosina declared that no man could be trusted, including Sir John Crosby, member of parliament, whom she had secretly loved since girlhood. Now a debutante, she found herself caught up in a whirl of social activity. An election was imminent and her father, Sir Elroy Clarendon, was favoured to be made a government Minister. Her new friend Lady Doreen, daughter of the Earl of Blakemore was secretly in love with an unknown admirer. To Rosina's dismay he turned out to be Arthur Woodward, the man whose betrayal had destroyed her friend, and whose incriminating letters Rosina...read more

  • Barbara Cartland

    After her quiet life in the Highlands of Scotland, the Laird's daughter Ola Mcnewton is looking forward to going to London to take part in Queen Victoria's Jubilee. At first it seemed a good joke to pretend to be a Balkan Princess, and be entertained by the handsome Duke of Cranborne. During one enchanted evening with him, they fell in love. But did the Duke fall in love with her, or the mysterious Balkan Princess... Then the Security Services, fearful of a plot on the Queen's life, became suspicious of Ola, and it seemed that only the Duke could save her. How they overcame the obstacles and realised their true love for each other is revealed in this exciting and romantic novel by...read more