Correction & Clarification

From tehgraun, on Saturday:

Barbara Cartland was mistakenly included in our catalogue of inspiring women (and in the accompanying illustration) for having fought for decent pensions (From lesbian vets to Donatella Versace, page 14, G2, yesterday). We meant Barbara Castle, the former Labour cabinet minister and MP for Blackburn who later became Baroness Castle, and who campaigned on pensions and equal pay until her death at the age of 91 in 2002. She was, fortunately, celebrated in a subsequent contribution in the same piece. Barbara Cartland was famous for her romantic novels, which she wrote until her 90s, and her signature pink outfits.

[thanks PB, via DB]

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  1. The writer responsible has a column and, unusually, fessed up personally yesterday: “I thought Castle, I wrote Cartland. I read it out to two friends to check. Nobody noticed. Perhaps I read out Castle. So here is my abject, grovelling apology: to readers, to this paper, and most of all to Barbara Castle‘s memory. As a penance, I am sitting here deeply ashamed and in a sweat, and a pink dress.”

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