Barbara Cartland, at home, with scrawny dog, in 1994

That dog! Well, to be honest, what other sort of dog would you expect romance novelist Barbara Cartland to have -- a mutt? This is Dame Barbara at her country home, Camfield Place, in 1994. She was born in 1901 (Dame Barbara, not the dog) so she turned 93 the year this photo was taken.

See our biography of Barbara Cartland