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 eighty-five 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 October of 2007, Barbara was appointed an OBE by the Queen for her services to literature. She lives in New York City with her husband, television producer Robert Bradford. Secrets of Cavendon is her thirty-second novel. To find out more and join the huge community of her fans, find Barbara on Facebook, follow her on Twitter @BTBNovelist and keep up to date with her events, novels and tours at www.barbarataylorbradford.co.uk.
`A glamorous read packed with period detail in which strong women are centre stage'Daily Mail Acclaim for the Cavendon series: `A classic saga of loyalty, secrets, passion and intrigue...if you've been suffering withdrawal symptoms from Downton, this is for you' Daily Mail `A glorious family saga for Downton Abbey fans...This is Barbara Taylor Bradford in her element, full of drama, passion, romance and danger' Sarah Broadhurst, lovereading.co.uk `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 'Queen of the genre' Sunday Times `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' Guardian `As romantic and thrilling as the rest' Independent on Sunday