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Foto de l'autor. Barbara Taylor Bradford in 2008 - Photo: ©Larry Marano

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Barbara Taylor Bradford was born in Upper Armley, Leeds, in Yorkshire on May 10, 1933. At the age of fifteen, she was working as a typist for the Yorkshire Evening Post. After six months, she was promoted to cub reporter in the newsroom. At eighteen, she became the newspaper's Woman's Page Editor and at twenty, she headed for London where she became Fashion Editor of the magazine Woman's Own. She also reported for the London Evening News, Today Magazine and other publications, covering everything from crime to show business. In 1961, she met her future husband Robert Bradford and they were married in 1963. After they married, they moved to the United States and she began writing a syndicated column, Designing Woman. The column was published for twelve years and received several awards. Her debut novel, A Woman of Substance, was published in 1979 and she has since written over 20 novels. Many of her novels have been made into television mini-series including A Woman of Substance, Voice of the Heart, Act of Will, Everything to Gain and A Secret Affair. She also wrote children's books and eight books on decorating. She has received numerous awards for her work including the Matrix Award from New York Women in Communication Inc in 1985, the City of Hope's Spirit of Life Award in 1995, the Five Towns Music and Art Foundation's Award of Achievement for outstanding accomplishments in the field of Literature in 1997 and the British Excellence Award in 1998. She was inducted into the Matrix Hall of Fame in 1998 and into the Writers Hall of Fame of America in 2003. In 2007, she was awarded an OBE (The Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II for her contributions to Literature. She is a member of the James Madison Council of the Library of Congress. She is also involved in several charity projects such as Literacy Partners and the Police Athletic League of New York City. She made the New York Times Best Seller List in 2014 with her title Cavendon Hall. (Bowker Author Biography)
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A Woman of Substance 1,140 exemplars, 24 ressenyes
Emma's Secret 654 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
To Be the Best 558 exemplars, 9 ressenyes
Hold the Dream 553 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
The Ravenscar Dynasty 526 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
Unexpected Blessings 524 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
Just Rewards 470 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Everything to Gain 464 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Dangerous to Know 459 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Three Weeks in Paris 434 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Act of Will 431 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
A Sudden Change of Heart 423 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Remember 419 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Her Own Rules 418 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Angel 416 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Women in His Life 407 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
The Triumph of Katie Byrne 390 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Where You Belong 389 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
The Heir 384 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
Love in Another Town 376 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Power of a Woman 374 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Being Elizabeth 350 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
A Secret Affair 337 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
Voice of the Heart 325 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Cavendon Hall 290 exemplars, 14 ressenyes
Breaking the Rules 280 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Letter From a Stranger 248 exemplars, 17 ressenyes
Playing the Game 245 exemplars, 16 ressenyes
Secrets from the Past 185 exemplars, 14 ressenyes
The Cavendon Luck 146 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
A Man of Honor (Harte Family Saga) 27 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Hidden 18 exemplars
To Be the Best 5 exemplars
Who Are You? 4 exemplars
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Just rewards 1 exemplars
Xjust Rewards Asda 1 exemplars
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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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