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Author photo. Barbara Taylor Bradford in 2008 - Photo: ©Larry Marano

Barbara Taylor Bradford in 2008 - Photo: ©Larry Marano

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A Woman of Substance 1,111 copies, 21 reviews
Emma's Secret 629 copies, 7 reviews
To Be the Best 539 copies, 8 reviews
Hold the Dream 532 copies, 6 reviews
Unexpected Blessings 505 copies, 6 reviews
The Ravenscar Dynasty 504 copies, 5 reviews
Everything to Gain 452 copies, 4 reviews
Just Rewards 450 copies, 4 reviews
Dangerous to Know 443 copies, 4 reviews
Act of Will 420 copies, 4 reviews
Three Weeks in Paris 413 copies, 3 reviews
Remember 402 copies, 1 review
Angel 401 copies, 3 reviews
A Sudden Change of Heart 401 copies, 2 reviews
Her Own Rules 399 copies, 3 reviews
Women in His Life 393 copies, 4 reviews
Where You Belong 379 copies, 5 reviews
The Triumph of Katie Byrne 369 copies, 4 reviews
The Heir 365 copies, 6 reviews
Love in Another Town 357 copies, 2 reviews
Power of a Woman 357 copies, 1 review
Being Elizabeth 339 copies, 8 reviews
A Secret Affair 317 copies, 5 reviews
Voice of the Heart 317 copies, 1 review
Breaking the Rules 273 copies, 5 reviews
Cavendon Hall 272 copies, 14 reviews
Letter From a Stranger 237 copies, 17 reviews
Playing the Game 235 copies, 16 reviews
Secrets from the Past 178 copies, 14 reviews
The Cavendon Luck 132 copies, 6 reviews
Hidden 18 copies
Who Are You? 4 copies
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Barbara Taylor Bradford OBE (May 10 1933) is an English novelist. Her 1979 debut, A Woman of Substance, ranks as one of the top-ten bestselling novels in history, with more than 31 million copies in print. She is also the first author in publishing history to record 24 consecutive bestselling novels in both the US and the UK. Bradford was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire as the only child of Freda and Winston Taylor. She grew up in the Leeds suburb of Armley and after Town Street Church of England School and Northcote School for Girls she worked in the typing pool at the Yorkshire Evening Post before going into journalism. By the age of twenty she was the fashion editor of Woman's Own Magazine and an editor and columnist on Fleet Street for the London Evening News. Bradford's books have sold more than eighty-one (81) million copies worldwide in more than ninety (90) countries and forty (40) languages. Ten (10) of her books have been made into miniseries and television movies, making her the No. 1 best-selling author of women's fiction over the last 30 years.

Currently, one of the richest living authors, Bradford's personal wealth has exceeded £145 million, making her one of the wealthiest women in the UK. Barbara lives in New York City with television producer Robert Bradford, her husband since 1963.
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