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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 Hello Lady Caroline,
I am now halfway through writing book # 4 in the Cavendon series. The working title is "Secrets Of Cavendon." It's due out later…more
Hello Lady Caroline,
I am now halfway through writing book # 4 in the Cavendon series. The working title is "Secrets Of Cavendon." It's due out later this year. More info soon to follow.(less)
Barbara Taylor Bradford Hello Marianne,
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There are currently 7 books in the Harte family saga. The last one was Breaking The Rules in 2009. I do plan to…more
Hello Marianne,
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There are currently 7 books in the Harte family saga. The last one was Breaking The Rules in 2009. I do plan to revisit the Harte family with at least one more novel in the not-too-distant future. I'll keep everyone posted.(less)
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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.”
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“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.”
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“Successful women don't sleep until noon.”
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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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