Her name was Raine Spencer, also known as the Countess of Spencer, and in her youth she was a politically active socialite who later became a director of Harrods.The mother of a Guinness World Record – setting best-selling novelist has had three rich or expensive marriages and men are smitten with her.
Despite the constant questioning, she has defined living for herself. Today, let’s talk about the life of a less famous but more enjoyable real Mary Sue than Diana.
The countess Spencer had been called Raine McCorquodale, but since she had married three times and changed her name three times, we still called her Raine for the sake of convenience.
She was born in 1929 to her father, a businessman who inherited the family’s printing business, and her mother, Barbara Cartland, a well-known novelist.
It’s worth talking about her novelist mother, Barbara.
It is no boast that she was one of the most prolific writers of the 20th century, having written 723 books in her lifetime, including 160 unpublished manuscripts by the time she died, translated into 38 languages and sold a billion copies.
In 1991, she was made a Dame commander of the British Empire by the Queen, in recognition of her lifetime of political, social and literary contributions, so her title was Dame.
Barbara throughout much of the work, the best known are some of romantic novels, the plot is similar to a girl without love experience of pure feeling after the encounter handsome gentleman was fierce pursuit finally surrendered, the story looks the same, is only in its form to set up in different background, the feeling is very great spirit like sweet pet now.
Take a look at the covers of her novels. The titles are typical, such as The Reluctant Bride, The Storm of Love, Hunger for Love, The Enchanted Waltz, and the ones not in the picture, such as Pirates of Love, The Ghost in Love, and so on.
How inexplicably thought of a few days ago very red master Versailles?
Unlike the one at Versailles, though, she doesn’t sweat on the treadmill or her lover into a book, and her story is always left to the reader’s imagination before the hero enters the bedroom.
But when it comes to Versailles, the novelist’s real life is at the highest level of scholarship, and VOGUE reveres her as “the true queen of romance”.
Start with her official wikipedia photo.
The huge jewels that blind me, the fur, the pink nail polish, the sharp eyelashes!Ask 1, expensive gas!
Barbara said that she was born into an ordinary middle class family, and what was a good family was overshadowed by her grandfather’s suicide by debt.It was later corrected by the media that this was not entirely true, that her grandfather had left behind a large fortune.
In any case, it is true that the family was in a downward spiral, especially after the death of her father in world War I, when Barbara, less than 20 years old, began writing for money.
She wrote gossip columns for newspapers and then, at the age of 22, shot to fame with her first novel, Jigsaw.This is probably a genius writer, right?Her first book wasn’t a romance at all. It was a thriller.
She also wrote a dramatic novel at the time, blood Money, which was later banned by Chamberlain’s office.
In the early years, Barbara was probably heading for serious literature, writing in a very different style and not as productive as later.
Although her path to becoming a mainstream novelist was not easy, she managed to break into upper-class circles with her first book, which was reprinted six times, like a duck to water.
The main guess is that Barbara is beautiful.
After rejecting 56 suitors, according to her account, she married Alexander McCorquodale, the father of Ryan, the man of today’s story.
The son of a government printing contractor, Alexander is a veritable second-generation rich.
After his marriage, he bought Barbara a white rolls Royce.
Put in some pictures of the refurbished interior to get a feel for it:
The mansion, which has been listed as a grade II protection unit, is only five minutes’ walk from a busy commercial district.With six bedrooms, luxurious marble, rich sculptures and fireplaces, and a purpose-built pool and SPA area on the ground floor, it’s the ultimate in luxury.
It was put on the market in February and priced at £40m, a record for the UK market.Why don’t you think about it?
Back to Barbara’s marriage.