Barbara Taylor Bradford

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Industry Publishing
Occupation Novelist
Location New York, NY, United States
Introduction 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 32 million copies in print. All 27 of her novels to date have been major worldwide bestsellers. Her 28th book, SECRETS FROM THE PAST, will be published in 2013. Bradford was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire (UK) as the only child of Freda and Winston Taylor. Bradford's books have sold more than 86 million copies worldwide in more than 90 countries and 40 languages. Ten 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, 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 44 years, television producer Robert Bradford. Official website:
Interests Writing novels about ordinary women who achieve extraordinary accomplishments.
Favorite Movies Wuthering Heights, Dances With Wolves, Casablanca.
Favorite Music Frank Sinatra, Barry Manilow, Neil Sedaka, Coldplay.