In 1905 a young kitchen maid leaves Fairley Hall. Emma Harte is sixteen, single and pregnant. By 1968 she is one of the richest women in the world - ruler of a business empire stretching from Yorkshire to the glittering cities of America and the rugged vastness of Australia. A Woman of Substance is as impossible to put down as it is to forget. This multi-million copy bestseller is truly a novel of our times.
©2012 Barbara Taylor Bradford (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
"An extravagant, absorbing novel of love, courage, ambition, war, death and passion." (New York Times)
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This abridged version has annihilated the story!!
Please can we have an unabridged version of this great book?!
I loved this book when I read it years ago and enjoyed the TVs mini series but this abridged version was rubbish it cut out almost everything I want the unabridged version
"Abridged? More like annihilated!"
I chose this as I read the full novel years ago and wanted some easy listening for the car. I will admit to not noticing it was 'abridged' but by that it means the whole essence of the story is ignored and important scenes are missing.The treachery and intrigue of the tale is ignored. The Diana Quick's accents are abysmal for all characters, but her Yorkshire accents are the worst!
No...just buying abridged ones. Once burned...
Someone good at accents
Total waste of money
"A Woman of little substance"
Beautifully read but incredibly badly abridged. This first rate story reduced to a few headlines.
"Life afirming. Working hard will get most of what"
Love this book, ready it when younger, lovely.😚 going back having it read to me.
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