Barbara Taylor Bradford

Barbara Taylor Bradford
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Barbara Taylor Bradford is the author of 25 bestselling novels, including Playing the Game, Breaking the Rules, and The Ravenscar Dynasty. She was born in Leeds, England, and from an early age, she was a voracious reader: at age 12, she had already read all of Dickens and the Brontë sisters. By the age of twenty, she was an editor and columnist on Fleet Street. She published her first novel, A Woman of Substance, in 1979, and it has become an enduring bestseller.
 
Barbara Taylor Bradford’s books are published in over 90 countries in 40 languages, with sales figures in excess of 82 million. Ten of her novels have been adapted into television mini-series starring actors including Sir Anthony Hopkins, Liam Neeson, Deborah Kerr and Elizabeth Hurley. She has been inducted into the Writers Hall of Fame of America, and in June of 2007, Barbara was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II for her contributions to Literature.
 
She lives in New York City with her husband, television producer Robert Bradford, to whom all her novels are dedicated, and their Bichon Frise dogs, who sit under her desk while she writes.


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Barbara Taylor Bradford on CBS Sunday Morning (October 2009)

Bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford is profiled on the CBS Sunday Morning show in a special feature that celebrates the 30th anniversary of her classic novel, "A Woman of Substance" and the publication of her 25th novel, "Breaking The Rules." Bradford is interviewed by Rita Braver at her home in New York City. She is also shown at various events in New York and London.

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Playing the Game by Barbara Taylor Bradford--audiobook excerpt

Listen to an excerpt from the audiobook of Barbara Taylor Bradford's novel Playing the Game. Annette Remmington, a London art consultant and private dealer, is at the top of her game. She is considered a rising star in the international world of art, and has a roster of wealthy clients who trust her judgment and her business acumen.

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The Heir by Barbara Taylor Bradford--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Barbara Taylor Bradford's novel The Heir. The Deravenels: Their business empire is worth billions, their influence stretches across the globe. And Edward, the dashing and charismatic chosen son, is the king of his company at last. He has survived harrowing years of betrayal, threats from ruthless enemies, and countless lovers—his demanding wife among them. But the most dramatic event of Edward's life is still to come...

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The Ravenscar Dynasty by Barbara Taylor Bradford--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Barbara Taylor Bradford's novel The Ravenscar Dynasty. Barbara Taylor Bradford introduced the illustrious Harte family in her blockbuster A Woman of Substance. Now she has created an unforgettable new dynasty: the Deravenels.

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Just Rewards by Barbara Taylor Bradford--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford's novel Just Rewards, the astonishing final episode in the Harte family saga. Just Rewards is the dramatic conclusion of the extraordinary tale of Emma Harte's great granddaughters. In this sweeping novel, the Harte women find themselves in the midst of weddings and intrigue. Linnet O'Neill, great-granddaughter of Emma Harte, finds herself following in the footsteps of the original woman-of-substance as she battl

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Emma's Secret by Barbara Taylor Bradford--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Barbara Taylor Bradford's novel Emma's Secret. The legendary Emma Harte, heroine of A Woman of Substance, returns in Emma's Secret, an audiobook that showcases the storytelling power of Barbara Taylor Bradford.

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Breaking the Rules by Barbara Taylor Bradford--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt of Barbara Taylor Bradford's novel Breaking the Rules. Following a terrifying encounter, a beautiful young woman flees her quiet English countryside in search of a new life. She adopts the initial M as her name and embarks on a journey that will lead her onto the catwalks of Paris to New York, where she meets and soon marries a handsome Hollywood actor.

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Letter from a Stranger by Barbara Taylor Bradford--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Barbara Taylor Bradford's novel Letter from a Stranger, narrated by Nicola Barber. Bradford delivers a lush and evocative new novel of family secrets and betrayals that stretch from the streets of World War II Berlin to the winding alleys of Istanbul to the present day.

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Being Elizabeth by Barbara Taylor Bradford--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Barbara Taylor Bradford's novel Being Elizabeth. From the storytelling magic of Barbara Taylor Bradford comes a modern retelling of the drama and intrigue surrounding the 16th-century Queen Elizabeth. Instead of England, the throne is the business empire of the Deravenels. And this Elizabeth is the most powerful Managing Director in its history.

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Cavendon Hall

Barbara Taylor Bradford
St. Martin's Press

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes an epic saga of intrigue and mystique set in Edwardian England. Cavendon Hall is home to two families, the...


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Secrets from the Past

Barbara Taylor Bradford
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Secrets from the Past is an epic, emotional novel of deeply-buried secrets, passionate love, obsession, and redemption from  blockbuster bestselling author...


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Letter from a Stranger

Barbara Taylor Bradford
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Letter from a Stranger Barbara Bradford Justine Nolan is a documentary filmmaker who lost her cherished grandmother a decade ago—the only source of love and...


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Playing The Game

Barbara Taylor Bradford
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Barbara Taylor Bradford, the blockbuster New York Times bestselling author of A Woman of Substance and The Ravenscar Dynasty, has written an explosive...


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Breaking the Rules
Harte Family Saga
Barbara Taylor Bradford
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Following a terrifying encounter, a beautiful young woman flees her quiet English countryside in search of a new life. She adopts the initial M as her name and...


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A Woman of Substance
Harte Family Saga
Barbara Taylor Bradford
St. Martin's Griffin

In celebration of its thirtieth anniversary, here is the novel that started it all: New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford’s dazzling saga...


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Being Elizabeth
Ravenscar Series
Barbara Taylor Bradford
St. Martin's Paperbacks

At age twenty-five, Elizabeth Deravenel Turner finds herself in a position few women her age could image: the head of Deravenels, a business empire that spans...


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The Heir
Ravenscar Series
Barbara Taylor Bradford
St. Martin's Paperbacks

The Deravenels: Their business empire is worth billions, their influence stretches across the globe. And Edward, the dashing and charismatic chosen son, is the...


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The Ravenscar Dynasty
Ravenscar Series
Barbara Taylor Bradford
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford introduced the illustrious Harte family in her blockbuster A Woman of Substance. Now she has created a powerful new...


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Just Rewards
Harte Family Saga
Barbara Taylor Bradford
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Linnet O’Neill, great-granddaughter of Emma Harte, finds herself following in the footsteps of the original woman of substance as she battles to modernize the...


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To Be the Best
Harte Family Saga
Barbara Taylor Bradford
St. Martin's Paperbacks

New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford has captivated millions of readers with her sweeping saga of power, wealth, and family secrets. Now...


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Unexpected Blessings
Harte Family Saga
Barbara Taylor Bradford
St. Martin's Paperbacks

The new blockbuster from one of the world's greatest storytellers delves into the life of Emma Harte—the original Woman of Substance—and the ambitious,...


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Emma's Secret
Harte Family Saga
Barbara Taylor Bradford
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Paula O'Neil has inherited her grandmother Emma Harte's dream for success-a magnificent business empire in London shared by Paula's daughters, Linnet and...


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