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Barbara Taylor Bradford

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Barbara Taylor Bradford is the author of 30 bestselling novels, including The Cavendon Women, Cavendon Hall, 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 88 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.
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Barbara Taylor Bradford Dear Joa,
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The majority of my 30 novels are available in hardcover, paperback, audio and eBook on Amazon.com (and…more
Dear Joa,
Thanks for your question.
The majority of my 30 novels are available in hardcover, paperback, audio and eBook on Amazon.com (and Amazon.co.UK). Also on BarnesAndNoble.com in the US. Once the hardcover printing has been sold out, this edition is often difficult to come by. However, there are numerous re-sellers on Amazon who sell the older hardcover editions in NEW condition. I also see where many of my titles are available on eBay from individual sellers. Most are reasonably priced, although you will be hard pressed to find a hardcover edition of A Woman of Substance. Those are quite valuable.

As for my next book, I am writing it now. It will be called, The Cavendon Luck, and it is due to be published this coming June.(less)
Barbara Taylor Bradford I have always loved writing the great historical saga set in my native England. My readers regularly ask for books with lots of characters, stately…moreI have always loved writing the great historical saga set in my native England. My readers regularly ask for books with lots of characters, stately homes and a dash of history and romance. The Cavendon series is my return to that type of novel. I have set this story in the north of England from the era that begins just before WWI and runs to the end of the Second World War. It focuses on two families and one great home where they live.(less)
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message 4: by Judy

Judy Sharum I have read everyone of your books and still think WOMAN of SUBSTANCE series was THE best! I have them all on VCR tapes!!! Hold the Dream etc.

can't wait for another to come out!!! LOVE THEM


message 3: by Maura

Maura Stone It means the world to me that an author of your caliber enjoys my novel. I thank you deeply for your support.


Barbara Alexander wrote: "My wife & I both enjoy your books.Alexander Vassilieff"

Thanks Alexander. Your readership is greatly appreciated.
All the best you and your wife,
Barbara


Alexander Vassilieff My wife & I both enjoy your books.Alexander Vassilieff


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