Barbara Taylor Bradford

BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD was born and raised in England. She started her writing career on the Yorkshire Evening Post and later worked as a journalist in London. Her first novel, A Woman of Substance, became an enduring bestseller and was followed by many more, including the bestselling Harte series.

Barbara’s books have sold over ninety million copies worldwide in more than ninety countries and forty languages, and ten mini-series and television movies have been made of her books.

In 2007 Barbara was appointed an OBE by the Queen for her services to literature. She lives in New York City.

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