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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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 Cavendon Women

Barbara Taylor Bradford

Cavendon Women, the stunning sequel to Barbara Taylor Bradford’s Cavendon Hall follows the Inghams’ and the Swanns’ journey from a family weekend...

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Cavendon Hall

Barbara Taylor Bradford

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 aristocratic Inghams and the...

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Secrets from the Past

Barbara Taylor Bradford

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

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Letter from a Stranger

Barbara Taylor Bradford

Letter from a StrangerBarbara BradfordJustine Nolan is a documentary filmmaker who lost her cherished grandmother a decade ago—the only source of love and comfort...

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