Barbara Taylor Bradford was born in Leeds, and by the age of twenty was an editor and columnist on Fleet Street. Her first novel, A Woman of Substance, became an enduring bestseller and was followed by eighteen others, most recently Emma's Secret which reached No. 2 in the Sunday Times bestseller list. Her books have sold more than seventy million copies worldwide in more than ninety countries and forty languages, and ten mini-series and television movies have been made of her books. She lives in New York City with her husband, television produces Robert Bradford.
Praise for Barbara Taylor Bradford:'The storyteller of substance.' The Times'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