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The Woman of Substance free pdf For the first time ever, a fascinating look at the remarkable life of Barbara Taylor Bradford. From the cobbled streets of Yorkshire to the sweeping avenues of Manhattan, Barbara's own story is as dramatic a tale as any one of her bestsellers. Yet her rise to fame and fortune was not an easy one. She came from humble beginnings in Yorkshire, the only daughter of a labourer and a domestic servant, and success was something that had to be grafted for. This drive, ambition and desire to triumph instilled in her was to reap huge dividends when she took first the Yorkshire Post and then Fleet Street by storm. But her biggest achievement was undeniably A Woman of Substance. The story of Emma Harte's life is a testament to Barbara's imagination but here, for the first time, Piers Dudgeon unearths amazing parallels in the lives of Barbara's fictional characters and her real-life family. More remarkable still is that he has discovered astonishing family secrets which Barbara herself was previously completely unaware of yet which still managed to make their way into her novels. In this incredible story, fact and fiction exist side by side and art unwittingly imitates life. The Woman of Substance is a unique collaboration, the first time that Barbara Taylor Bradford has participated in a memoir of any kind, and one that has turned out to be as much of a shock to her as it will certainly be to her many fans.

About Piers Dudgeon

Piers Dudgeon is a writer, ediitor and photographer. He worked for ten years as a publisher in London before starting his own company and developing books with authors as diverse as John Fowles, Ted Hughes, Daphne du Maurier, Catherine Cookson, Peter Ackroyd and Susan Hill. In 1993, he moved from London to a village on the North Yorkshire moors. He has written ten works of non-fiction, including the no. 1 bestselling biography of Catherine Cookson, The Girl from Leam Lane, as well as feature articles for the Observer, the Daily Telegraph and the Mail on Sunday.

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Author : Piers Dudgeon
Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Data Published : 06 March 2006
ISBN : 0007165692
EAN : 9780007165698
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 400 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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