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Barbara Taylor Bradford

Barbara Taylor Bradford
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Barbara Taylor Bradford is the author of more than 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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    Master of His Fate

    The House of Falconer Series

    Barbara Taylor Bradford
    St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's Press

    From #1 New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford comes the first book in a stunning new historical saga.

    Victorian England is a country of sharp divides between...

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    Secrets of Cavendon

    Cavendon Hall

    Barbara Taylor Bradford
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    Beloved blockbuster bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford continues to captivate readers with her Cavendon saga. Now, with change on the horizon, what will become of the aristocratic Inghams...

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    The Cavendon Luck

    Cavendon Hall

    Barbara Taylor Bradford
    St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's Press

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a captivating epic saga of courage and honor, following the aristocratic Inghams and the loyal Swann family who have served them for centuries.

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    The Cavendon Women

    Cavendon Hall

    Barbara Taylor Bradford
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    From blockbuster bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford comes a stunning saga of love and loyalty set in early twentieth-century England. Cavendon Hall is home to the aristocratic Inghams...

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    Cavendon Hall

    Cavendon Hall

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

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    Letter from a Stranger

    Barbara Taylor Bradford
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    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 comfort in...

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    Playing The Game

    Barbara Taylor Bradford
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    Barbara Taylor Bradford does it again in this epic novel of seduction, passion and international intrigue. Playing the game has never been so thrilling.

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    Breaking the Rules

    Harte Family Saga

    Barbara Taylor Bradford
    St. Martin's Press
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    She is a top supermodel, one of the world's most beautiful women. Men love her. Women adore her. So why is someone trying to kill her?

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    Emma's Secret

    Harte Family Saga

    Barbara Taylor Bradford
    St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's Press

    The legendary Emma Harte, heroine of A Woman of Substance, returns in Emma's Secret, a novel that showcases the storytelling power of Barbara Taylor Bradford.

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    Harte Family Saga

    Barbara Taylor Bradford
    St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's Press

    From the blockbuster bestselling author comes the dramatic conclusion to the saga that began with Emma Harte and A Woman of Substance

    Four women at a crossroads. A family in crisis....

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    Being Elizabeth

    Ravenscar Series

    Barbara Taylor Bradford
    St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's Press

    The number one bestselling author delivers a new Woman of Substance--a modern retelling of the life of Elizabeth The First

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    The Heir

    Ravenscar Series

    Barbara Taylor Bradford
    St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's Press

    Blockbuster bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford, continues her stunning new series featuring the Deravenels: a powerful family whose lives are filled with drama, intrigue, danger and revenge

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    The Ravenscar Dynasty

    Ravenscar Series

    Barbara Taylor Bradford
    St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's Griffin

    The first novel in a sweeping new epic series from Barbara Taylor Bradford, featuring a powerful family whose lives are filled with drama, intrigue, danger and revenge

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    Unexpected Blessings

    Harte Family Saga

    Barbara Taylor Bradford
    St. Martin's Press
    St. Martin's Press

    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, passionate, and volatile women of the next generations.

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