Barbara Cartland and a good dog

Now, THIS is a dog! This is the dog you want at your country estate, catching gophers and protecting you from bandits and ruffians. Romance novelist Barbara Cartland is seen here at her mansion at Camfield Place, about 20 miles north of London, with a *very good dog.* The year is 1994, so she still has an old-fashioned rotary phone at her right hand. There were so many rooms in Camfield Place that we can't quite say whether this is Dame Barbara's writing desk, her bedroom cosmetics counter, or just the place from which she writes friendly notes to the Queen now and then. It doesn't matter, because she has a perfectly solid dog here, and everything else will take care of itself.

See our biography of Barbara Cartland