Barbara Cartland Stole Plots, Rival Author Alleged In Furious Letters

08/05/2011 11:19 am ET | Updated Oct 05, 2011

Dame Barbara Cartland, whose romantic novels have already sold over a billion copies worldwide, faced furious allegations of plagiarism, previously unpublished letters that were sent in 1950 reveal. The writer Georgette Heyer accused Cartland of trying to "cash in" on her work and of acting like "a petty thief".

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