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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    • Cavendon Hall

    • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 268
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 246
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 243

    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

    • Shakespeare's Sonnets (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Nick Sandys
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    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: $9.95

    • Master of His Fate

    • The House of Falconer, Book 1
    • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Victorian England is a country of sharp divides between rich and poor, but James Lionel Falconer is determined to become a merchant prince. James quickly rises through the ranks, but threats against his reputation - and his life - begin to emerge....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great beginnings

    • By Kindle Customer on 11-22-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Being Elizabeth

    • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 14

    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

    • Breaking the Rules

    • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Following a terrifying encounter in the quiet English countryside, a young woman flees to New York in search of a new life...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Just OK

    • By Karen on 03-07-10

    Regular price: $35.93

    • The Ravenscar Dynasty

    • A Novel
    • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    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

    • Secrets of Cavendon

    • A Novel
    • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    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
    • Disappointed

    • By Nadene on 12-16-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Heir

    • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Edward Deravenel is the king of his company at last: a man who sought and won a business empire and the favors of many women....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Little payoff for such a long novel

    • By Book and Movie Lover on 05-20-08

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Just Rewards

    • A Novel
    • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated by: Terry Donnelly
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    From New York Times blockbuster bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford comes the astonishing final episode of the Harte family saga....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable for fans

    • By Micheline Golden on 08-02-06

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Cavendon Luck

    • A Novel
    • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    It is 1938 in England, and Miles and Cecily Ingham have lead the family in bringing the Cavendon estate back from the brink of disaster....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Weakest in the series BY FAR!

    • By Simone on 06-17-16

    Regular price: $31.18

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