Barbara Taylor Bradford

Barbara Taylor Bradford

Barbara Taylor Bradford is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. Born in Britain, she began her career as a typist at the Yorkshire Evening Post at the age of sixteen, later serving as the fashion editor of Woman's Own Magazine and a feature writer at the London Evening News. Her debut novel, A Woman of Substance, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide and became one of the top ten bestselling novels ever written.


Bradford has written 28 subsequent books that have sold over 89 million copies in more than 90 countries around the world. Several of her novels have been made into television miniseries and movies. In 1999, she became the first living female author to be featured on a postage stamp; in 2003, she was awarded a place in the Writers' Hall of Fame of America, and in 2007, she was inducted into the Order of the British Empire.

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A Woman of Substance

One of the top ten bestselling novels ever written with more than 32 million copies sold!


This record-shattering New York Times bestseller was Barbara Taylor Bradford’s breakout novel. It tells the story of a determined woman who will face betrayal from those closest to her, as well as the loss of a great love, only to emerge triumphant.


From the servants’ quarters of a manor house on the brooding Yorkshire moors to the helm of a profitable international business, Emma Harte’s life is a sweeping saga of unbreakable spirit and resolve. Rising from abject poverty to glittering wealth at the upper echelons of society, there is only one man the indomitable Emma cannot have--and only one she yearns for. The novel was also the subject of a popular 1984 miniseries starring Jenny Seagrove and Deborah Kerr.

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The Women in His Life

Billionaire tycoon and corporate robber baron Maximillian West is a man surrounded by myth. Blessed with devastating charm and charisma, he strikes fear into the heart of business leaders--and no woman can resist him. But those who have dared to love him have broken themselves against his most secret defenses. When he meets the woman who finally wins his heart, he must come to understand how the women of his past have sacrificed for him, before he is ready for lasting love.

From the wreckage of post World-War II Berlin to the helm of an international corporation, this sweeping narrative tells the story of a man whose choices have led to his greatest professional successes and his greatest personal failures. Spanning over forty years, The Women in his Life is a story of indomitable will, glittering wealth, and turbulent passion.

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Voice of the Heart

A woman of relentless passion and legendary allure, Katherine Tempest rises from obscurity to become one of the most sought-after actresses of her time. She has two great loves, and one great friendship, with a woman who trusts her with her life. But not even the deepest friendship or most undying love can compete with Katherine's career. And when the choices she makes change the lives of those closest to her, Katherine must live with her mistakes.

A sweeping saga that stretches from the London stage to the silver screen, beloved best-selling author Barbara Taylor Bradford once again tells the story of an indomitable woman who gets everything she wants--but not without great personal sacrifice.

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