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Barbara Taylor Bradford

Barbara Taylor Bradford

Featured in Chapter Two: Romance and Marriage

Barbara Taylor Bradford, OBE is one of the world's best loved storytellers. Her 1979 debut novel, A Woman of Substance, ranks as one of the top-ten bestselling books of all-time, with more than 31 million copies in print. All 26 of her novels to date have been major worldwide bestsellers. Her 27th book, LETTER FROM A STRANGER, will be published in the US on March 27, 2012 by St. Martin's Press.

Bradford was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire (UK) as the only child of Freda and Winston Taylor. She grew up in the Leeds suburb of Upper Armley and after Town Street Church of England School 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-six (86) 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.

In April of 2003, Mrs. Bradford was inducted into the Writers Hall of Fame of America alongside Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Langston Hughes and Dr. Seuss. She was awarded an OBE by Queen Elizabeth II in the Queen's 2007 Birthday Honours list for her contributions to literature. Her original manuscripts are archived at the Brotherton Library at Leeds University, alongside the works of the Bronte sisters. She lives in New York City with her husband, of 43 years, television producer Robert Bradford.
Mrs. Bradford serves on the board of directors for the Police Athletic League of New York (PAL) and for Literacy Partners of New York.
Her official website is: www.BarbaraTaylorBradford.com

Favorite Charities: Police Athletic League of New York (PAL) and Literacy Partners of New York