Playing The Game

Barbara Taylor Bradford

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Barbara Taylor Bradford, the blockbuster New York Times bestselling author of A Woman of Substance and The Ravenscar Dynasty, has written an explosive new novel about one woman’s remarkable journey to success.

Annette Remmington is a London art consultant and private dealer. With a roster of wealthy clients who trust her good eye and judgment, she is at the top of her game. Annette is married to her mentor and personal champion, the much older Marius. For twenty years, he has groomed her into the success that she has become, not to mention saving her from a dark and gritty past. Annette is Marius’s pride and joy, and as her best advisor, he has handpicked Jack Chalmers to do Annette’s profile in a popular newspaper. Marius believes only Jack—one of London’s most esteemed journalists—will be able to capture the true brilliance of his beloved wife. But Marius never intends to put his marriage in jeopardy….How could he have known that the connection between Jack and Annette would ignite so many secrets? And how could he know that Jack would uncover a scandal that could ultimately destroy them all?

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PRAISE FOR BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD’S RAVENSCAR SERIES

“Her most exciting series yet...It’s filled with romance, suspense and intrigue, and the richly detailed characters come vibrantly alive as expert pacing captures your attention from the very first page.”—RomanticTimes BOOKreviews, Top Pick

“Rife with dastardly internecine struggles, smoldering illicit passion, and cowardly insidious betrayals…[the Deravenels] pack as much intrigue as any Shakespearean royal drama.”—Booklist on Being Elizabeth

 “The queen of the bestseller list still rules with The Heir.”—Miami Herald

Bestseller Bradford’s dynastic epic spanning the 20th century should tide over her fans…”—Publishers Weekly

“Bradford’s characters are so real, readers clamor to know them better.”—USA Today

“This expertly crafted epic novel further explores the triumphs and tragedies of the Deravenel family. It will enthrall readers with its vivid characters and fast-paced, larger-than-life plot.”
Romantic Times BOOKreviews (4 ½ stars) on The Heir

The Ravenscar Dynasty has it all—power, betrayal, mystery...The characters are all complex, dynamic, and powerful, leading us through Edward Deravenel’s struggles one exciting step at a time.”—Romance Reviews Today

“Bradford’s fiction has long focused on strong heroines who succeed against great odds. Her latest novel, The Ravenscar Dynasty...is the first of a planned trilogy of novels, all destined for best-sellerdom.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer

…AND THE NOVELS IN THE ACCLAIMED HARTE SAGA

“The Harte saga is as much a force of nature as a work of fiction…the issues at stake still compel readers after 25 years. Bradford understood early on readers’ hunger for depictions of women who are strong and powerful and whose values embrace family. A quarter-century ago, Emma Harte crossed the no-woman’s-land that once divided family and business, and now generations of readers consider her a role model in their own lives.”—The Washington Post

“A truly remarkable conclusion to her beloved Harte family saga…riveting and intense. Not many novels have the ability to completely immerse the reader, but this one draws you into the story from the very first page.”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews on Just Rewards

“Bradford gives her readers more of what she does best—strong, savvy female protagonists who relentlessly pursue great destinies, characters much like the author herself…well-written and full of emotion…completely riveting…the plot, while always complex, has suspenseful moments to keep the pace sharp…good reading…Unexpected Blessings clearly shows why Bradford is still the premier writer of family sagas.”—Miami New Times

“The exploits and adventures of Bradford’s indomitable heroines continue to make for lusty escapist fiction in this robust fifth novel in the series.”—Publishers Weekly on Unexpected Blessings

“The enduring theme of family loyalty ennobles the Harte family saga and raises it to a heartwarming crescendo that longtime fans will appreciate.”—Book Page

“Readers who loved A Woman of Substance will enjoy Emma’s Secret.”—Denver Post

“In her 19th novel, the grande dame of mass-market fiction revisits her first heroine—the indomitable Emma Harte.”—New York Daily News on Emma’s Secret

“So many of us turn to novels like Barbara Taylor Bradford’s…for our daily dose of amour.”—Woman’s Day Magazine

“Promises to tantalize, mesmerize, and titillate readers of all ages. It has all the Bradford touches: strong and swift plot, hints of secrets about to be revealed…spellbinding.”—Roanoke Times

“A novel for everyone…A satisfying, lushly detailed saga.”—Rave Reviews on To Be the Best

“A master storyteller and character builder, Ms. Bradford again crafts another reader-holder novel…Act of Will is another winner.”—The Pittsburgh Press

“The men and woman are all gorgeous, rich, well-dressed. There are luxurious descriptions in this perfect page-turner.”—Philadelphia Inquirer on Hold the Dream

“A vibrantly characterized leading lady and a glimpse at the dazzling world of the rich and powerful.”—Working Woman

“Barbara Taylor Bradford is the storyteller of substance.”—The Times (London)

“Voice of the Heart is the sort of book I cannot resist, indeed I pray to find.”—The Washington Times Magazine

“Meant to be read in a peignoir on a chase lounge whist nibbling scented chocolates.”—Cosmopolitan

“A rich tapestry of love and romance.”—San Diego Union

“It is easy to want every item Bradford catalogues, easy to imagine wearing it, eating and drinking it, driving it, smelling like it…The geography of Voice of the Heart takes a reader to all the right places.”—Los Angeles Times

“An extravagant, absorbing novel of love, courage, ambition, war, death, and passion.”—The New York Times on A Woman of Substance

A Woman of Substance [is] a long, satisfying novel of money, power, passion and revenge, set against the sweep of 20th century history.”—Los Angeles Times

 “Wonderfully entertaining.”—Denver Post on A Woman of Substance


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PLAYING THE GAME by Barbara Taylor Bradford | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of PLAYING THE GAME . Bradford's latest rags-to-riches heroine is a London fine-art consultant with a dark secret--several of them, in fact.
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About the Author

Barbara Taylor Bradford

Barbara Taylor Bradford is the author of 25 bestselling novels, including Being Elizabeth, 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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Playing The Game
Barbara Taylor Bradford

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
January 2012
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312578091
ISBN10: 0312578091
4 1/8 x 6 3/4 inches, 448 pages
$7.99

Unabridged Compact Disc

Unabridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
October 2010
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427210777
ISBN10: 1427210772
5 7/8 x 5 1/8 inches, Audio Run Time: 12:00
$39.99

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
October 2010
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427210784
ISBN10: 1427210780
Audio Run Time: 12:00
$19.99

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St. Martin's Press
October 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429944779
ISBN10: 1429944773
400 pages
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