I so loved the description of the historical places in the East.
"treating his daughter in a way that shocked me considerably.”
“It don’t surprise me a bit. His Lordship overrides and be ’orribly rough with his ’orses, beatin’ ’em at times unmercifully.” While this is a blatant example of abuse, let's not kid ourselves and imagine horse racing is any less of an abusive sport.
"As she spoke the Marquis remembered that ‘in the cause of humanity and justice’ the British Government had protested against the use of slave labour – their threatening to stop it by force had only discontinued it finally." This is almost laughable. The British Empire were never concerned with humanity and justice unless it benefited them. An example would be their participation in the slave trade - Cartland's loyalty to Britain isn't admirable when it covers up her long history of abuses...