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In the Lion's Den

In the Lion's Den

A House of Falconer Novel

The House of Falconer Series (Volume 2)

Barbara Taylor Bradford

St. Martin's Press


From New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford comes the highly anticipated second book in the House of Falconer saga.

James Lionel Falconer has risen quickly from a mere shop worker to being the right-hand man of Henry Malvern, head of the most prestigious shipping company in London. With Malvern's daughter Alexis running away to the country after a terrible tragedy and refusing to return, James' ascent to head of the company seems inevitable. But even a charmed life like James' is not without its setbacks.

A terrible fire threatens to end his merchant career before it's had a chance to truly begin. Mrs. Ward, James' former paramour, has a secret that could change his life forever. And his distaste for Alexis Malvern is slowly growing into feelings of quite a different sort. Can James continue to be the master of his own fate, or will all of his charm, intelligence, and wit finally fail him when he has to enter the lion's den?

Spanning the years from 1889 to 1892, In the Lion's Den is Barbara Taylor Bradford at her historical storytelling best.


DREAD. That was the feeling James Lionel Falconer was experiencing as he sat at his desk in his office at the Malvern building in Piccadilly.

It was Wednesday, September 25, 1889, and that afternoon a packet of documents had...

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Barbara Taylor Bradford

Barbara Taylor Bradford was born and raised in England. She left school at 15 for the typing pool at the Yorkshire Evening Post. At 16 she was a reporter, and at 18 she became the paper’s first woman's page editor and, at 20, moved to London and became a fashion editor and columnist on Fleet Street. Barbara published her first novel, A Woman of Substance, in 1979. It went from bestseller to super seller within its first year and stayed on the New York Times’ list for 43 weeks. Barbara has had 38 books (34 books and 4 ebooks) published, all worldwide bestsellers. She is currently writing her 39th novel, A Man of Honour, which will be the prequel to A Woman of Substance.
Ninety million copies of her books have been sold to date. They are published in over 40 languages and in more than 90 countries. In October 2007, Barbara was appointed an OBE by The Queen for her services to literature.
Barbara is the recipient of 25 other awards for her writing achievements and philanthropy. She is an ambassador for the National Literacy Trust, an independent UK charity that transforms lives through literacy, and is passionate about empowering girls to write and let their voices be heard through their stories and continues to support Literacy
Partners US. Described as the “grand dame of blockbusters”, “Queen of the genre”, Barbara’s amazing success has made her one of the most successful writers in the world today.

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