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 Cavendon series. Barbara's books have sold more than eighty-one million copies worldwide in more than ninety countries and forty languages. In October of 2007, Barbara was appointed an OBE by the Queen for her services to literature.
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`Barbara Taylor Bradford returns to her roots with this classic saga of loyalty, secrets, passion and intrigue...if you've been suffering withdrawal symptoms from Downton, this is for you' Daily Mail
`A stately home, a dangerous secret and two families whose fates have been intertwined for generations...a gripping period piece set on the brink of the Great War. Exquisite escapism of the highest order' The Lady
`A glorious family saga for Downton Abbey fans...This is Barbara Taylor Bradford in her element, terrific stuff full of drama, passion, romance and danger.' Sarah Broadhurst, Lovereading.co.uk
`Few novelists are as consummate as Barbara Taylor Bradford at
keeping the reader turning the page. She is one of the world's best
at spinning yarns'