Barbara Taylor Bradford





Barbara Taylor Bradford

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in Leeds, West Yorkshire, The United Kingdom
May 10, 1933

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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 Hurl...more


Average rating: 3.87 · 51,180 ratings · 2,471 reviews · 84 distinct works · Similar authors
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Everything to Gain
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The Women in His Life
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Three Weeks in Paris
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“We are each the authors of our own lives, Emma. We live in what we have created. There is no way to shift the blame and no one else to accept the accolades.”
Barbara Taylor Bradford, A Woman of Substance

“The past was always there, lived inside of you, and it helped to make you who you were. But it had to be placed in perspective. The past could not dominate the future.”
Barbara Taylor Bradford, Unexpected Blessings

“Successful women don't sleep until noon.”
Barbara Taylor Bradford, Being Elizabeth

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