Daily Mail

Farewell to Dame Barbara’s son Ian


SO DEVOTED was Ian McCorquoda­le to his mother, the Queen of Romance Dame Barbara Cartland, that he moved back in with her after his divorce.

Now, McCorquoda­le, who handled the prolific novelist’s publishing business, has died aged 85.

First married to war hero’s daughter Anna Chisholm, with whom he has two daughters, McCorquoda­le later wed the former Royal Ballet principal dancer Bryony Brind, 22 years his junior.

Brind, who was previously romantical­ly linked to Prince Michael of Kent and Oscar-winner Daniel DayLewis, cared for former Debrett’s chairman McCorquoda­le after he suffered a series of strokes.

‘I’ve been so lucky with Bryony, who looks after me beautifull­y,’ he said.

‘she went from being a newlywed to a carer.’

Brind predecease­d him in 2015.

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