Barbara Taylor Bradford
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Barbara Taylor Bradford

BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD

Barbara Taylor Bradford, OBE is one of the world's best loved storytellers. Her 1979 debut novel, A Woman of Substance, ranks as one of the top-ten bestselling books of all-time, with more than 30 million copies in print. All 31 of her novels to date have been major worldwide bestsellers. Her 32nd book, Secrets Of Cavendon, will be published in hardcover and eBook on November 21 by St. Martin's Press.

Bradford was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire (UK) as the only child of Freda and Winston Taylor. She grew up in the Leeds suburb of Armley and after Town Street Church of England School worked in the typing pool at the Yorkshire Evening Post before going into journalism. By the age of twenty she was the fashion editor of Woman's Own Magazine and an editor and columnist on Fleet Street for the London Evening News.

Bradford's books have sold more than ninety one (91) million copies worldwide in more than ninety (90) countries and forty (40) languages. Ten (10) of her books have been made into miniseries and television movies, making her one of the best-selling authors over the last 30 years.

In April of 2003, Mrs. Bradford was inducted into the Writers Hall of Fame of America alongside Mark Twain, Langston Hughes and Dr. Seuss. She was awarded an OBE by Queen Elizabeth II in the Queen's 2007 Birthday Honours list for her contributions to literature. Her original manuscripts are archived at the Brotherton Library at Leeds University, alongside the works of the Bronte sisters. In 2009, Barbara's publishers began a worldwide 30th anniversary celebration of A Woman of Substance. The first annual Woman of Substance Awards took place on September 10th 2009 at the Dorchester Hotel in London. She lives in New York City with her husband, of 51 years, television producer Robert Bradford.

Her official website is: www.barbarataylorbradford.com

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    • Shakespeare's Sonnets (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Nick Sandys
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
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    The secret of their identities has fueled debate for hundreds of years: Who are the nameless nobleman and the dark-haired mistress?....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • marvelously narrative

    • By Anonymous User on 08-25-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Being Elizabeth

    • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 13

    A modern retelling of the drama and intrigue surrounding the 16th century Queen Elizabeth....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not much "substance"

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-26-08

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Three Weeks in Paris

    • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    As four young women cultivate their artistic talents and their friendships at a prestigious art academy, they are blissfully unaware that soon they would part as enemies....

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Cavendon Luck

    • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    As the clouds of war gather over Cavendon Hall, the next generation must step forward....

    Regular price: $15.45

    • Playing the Game

    • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated by: Catherine Harvey
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Annette Remmington, a London art consultant and private dealer, is at the top of her game....

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Secrets of Cavendon

    • A Novel
    • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    It's the summer of 1949, and things have run smoothly at Cavendon Hall for years, with very few quarrels, dramas, or upsets between the two families....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Confusing

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-01-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Voice of the Heart

    • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated by: DeNica Fairman
    • Length: 35 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    From the internationally bestselling author of A Woman of Substance. The story of two brilliant women and the men to whom they ransomed their hearts....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Voice of the heart

    • By ronald archer on 09-16-17

    Regular price: $28.77

    • Cavendon Hall

    • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 261
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 241
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 238

    From the #1 New York Times best-selling author comes an epic saga of intrigue and mystique set in Edwardian England....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sticky Sweet and Shallow

    • By Colorado-reader on 03-18-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Act of Will

    • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
    • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    From the internationally best-selling author of A Woman of Substance. Three generations of beautiful women and their journeys from rags to riches....

    Regular price: $17.55

    • The Ravenscar Dynasty

    • A Novel
    • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    On a bitterly cold day in 1904, the Deravenel family's future changes forever....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • not that great

    • By D. Mains on 09-08-07

    Regular price: $39.93

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