Publisher: Saga Egmont
Accessible since: August 2018
Narrator: Anthony Wren
Length: 4 hours 1 minute
A Teacher of Love (Barbara Cartland's Pink Collection 71)
Lord Salwicke is a very rich and influential grandee. He decides that his beautiful daughter, Tasia, who has missed the chance to be a debutante is to marry a friend of his she has never met. Tasia is horrified at the idea and is as stubborn as her father, so she resolves to run away and hide.
As she is passing she drops in on Mrs. Lines Agency and learns that the Earl of Linsdale has two young sons who require a Tutor. She accepts the position and finds that the Earl’s two boys, Peter and Simon, are on strike against lessons and flatly refuse to be taught anything. Tasia thinks up original and amusing ways of teaching them without their being aware of it and in consequence they are thrilled to be with her and her friendly cocker spaniel, Jimbo. She learns that the Earl vowed never to marry again after an unhappy marriage when his wife left him.
The Earl returns home unexpectedly with two guests, one of them the attractive French wife of a diplomat. How Tasia prevents the Earl from beating his sons for hiding a kitten in the bed of the French visitor. How the Earl finds his sons are being much better taught than he had ever expected. And how when they go to the country Tasia is in danger from horse-thieves and her heart is captivated is all told in this unusual and exciting romance by BARBARA CARTLAND.
Barbara Cartland was the world’s most prolific novelist who wrote an amazing 723 books in her lifetime, of which no less than 644 were romantic novels with worldwide sales of over 1 billion copies and her books were translated into 36 different languages. As well as romantic novels, she wrote historical biographies, 6 autobiographies, theatrical plays and books of advice on life, love, vitamins and cookery. She wrote her first book at the age of 21 and it was called Jigsaw. It became an immediate bestseller and sold 100,000 copies in hardback in England and all over Europe in translation. Between the ages of 77 and 97 she increased her output and wrote an incredible 400 romances as the demand for her romances was so strong all over the world. She wrote her last book at the age of 97 and it was entitled perhaps prophetically The Way to Heaven. Her books have always been immensely popular in the United States where in 1976 her current books were at numbers 1 & 2 in the B. Dalton bestsellers list, a feat never achieved before or since by any author. Barbara Cartland became a legend in her own lifetime and will be best remembered for her wonderful romantic novels so loved by her millions of readers throughout the world, who have always collected her books to read again and again, especially when they feel miserable or depressed. Her books will always be treasured for their moral message, her pure and innocent heroines, her handsome and dashing heroes, her blissful happy endings and above all for her belief that the power of love is more important than anything else in everyone’s life."
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