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									Barbara Taylor BradfordBarbara Taylor Bradford
Barbara Taylor Bradford started her writing career in the 1960s as a journalist who felt destined to become "a hard-bitten reporter in a dirty trenchcoat." However, her breakout bestseller, A Woman of Substance (1979), sparked her prolific career as the author of thrilling novels of romance and intrigue.

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Fact File

Name:
Barbara Taylor Bradford
Current Home:
New York, New York
Place of Birth:
Yorkshire, England
Education:
Christ Church Elementary School and Northcote Private School for Girls in Yorkshire, England
Awards:
Matrix Award in Books from New York Women in Communications. 1985; Birmingham-Southern College’s Gala Women of the Year Award, 1995; Albert Einstein College of Medicine's Spirit of Achievement Award, 1996; British Excellence Award, 1998

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Bradford's Latest

Selected Works

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								The Heir, Author: 
								Barbara Taylor Bradford .

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The Heir
by Barbara Taylor Bradford
Edward Deravenel is the king of his company at last: a man who sought and won a business empire -- and the favors of many women. Now it is 1918, the war is over, an influenza epidemic is sweeping England, and Edward has a family and a business to protect. He must thread his way between his loyal brother Richard and the treacherous middle brother of the family, George. And the politics of inheritance are intense, as different family factions vie for the honor. The choices include a loyal caretaker, a jealous rumormonger, a charming young woman, a sickly boy, and the scion of the family Edward ousted from power years before.
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								Everything to Gain and A Secret Affair, Author: 
								Barbara Taylor Bradford.
*  A Woman of Substance (1979)
*  Angel (1993)
*  Everything to Gain (1994)
*  Dangerous to Know (1995)
*  A Sudden Change of Heart (1999)
*  Three Weeks in Paris (2002)
*  Emma's Secret (2003)
*  Unexpected Blessings (2005)
*  Just Rewards (2005)
*  The Ravenscar Dynasty (2006)
*  The Heir (2007)

*  See the Barbara Taylor Bradford chronology


Bradford's Debut

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								A Woman of Substance, Author: 
								Barbara Taylor Bradford.

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A Woman of Substance
by Barbara Taylor Bradford
In Bradford's debut, young and impoverished Emma Harte is determined to rise above all that she has ever known. Emma parlays a small shop into the world's greatest department store and an international business empire: Harte Enterprises. When those closest to her threaten to destroy her empire through their greed and envy, Emma brilliantly outwits them, wreaking her devastating revenge on those who would betray her in a way only she knows how.

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Fun Fact

"All 20 of my original manuscripts are stored by the prestigious Brotherton Library at Leeds University in England, next to the works of the Brontë sisters," Bradford revealed in our exclusive interview.



An Author's Inspiration

Favorite Writers and Reads

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								Wuthering Heights (Barnes & Noble Classics Series), Author: 
								Emily Brontë.

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Wuthering Heights (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
by Emily Brontë
"I’ve always considered this the best book ever written in the English language," Bradford tells us in our interview. "Being a Yorkshire girl, the Brontë sisters were towering figures and the most famous writers to emerge from the north of England. I grew up idolizing both of them," she explains fondly.

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								The Falls, Author: 
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The Falls
by Joyce Carol Oates
I believe that [Joyce Carol Oates] is one of the great writers of our time," Bradford told us. "She is fearless, engaging, breathtaking, and brave of heart." Of Oates's novel The Falls, she raved, "I couldn’t stop reading, and how I missed this book when I had finished it." Read our interview to learn more about Bradford's best-loved books, including:

*The Golden Compass  by Philip Pullman
*Rebecca  by Daphne du Maurier
*Gone with the Wind  by Margaret Mitchell
*The Sun Also Rises  by Ernest Hemingway
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