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Later, she complained that I had hidden a tape recorder under the cushions and claimed never to have met me.Consistency was never one of her strong suits and she was very much used to having her way.He particularly admired his shoes, which were always highly polished.Despite this, Deedes also took care to make himself scarce when Barbara was around. Or perhaps, more accurately, he realised other people found her embarrassing.Her men were always experienced and dashing, her women beautiful and innocent. She once told me poker-faced, for example, that a distant ancestor with a fancy French name, Thomas de Scobenhull, had been High Sheriff of Devon in 1032.Even I knew that the Normans hadn't arrived until 1066. Of course it was true, she insisted - hers was the oldest recorded family in British history.One thing always baffled me about Barbara Cartland: whether or not she believed her own publicity.
I didn't see how she could have known such intimate anatomical details about them but she loved describing them in considerable and confidential detail.
In later life she took to piling on cakes of white make-up and dressing entirely in pink.
She was a household name, famous for pithy comments on manners and morals mostly of a traditional, sexist and, frankly, snobbish nature.
Dame Ba had also been very fond of Lord Mountbatten but she was implacably and correctly loyal to his memory.
One of Lord Louis's daughters even told me there were rumours the relationship had been romantic and was possibly leading towards the altar - a rumour that Cartland herself vigorously denied.