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Career

NOVELS - PUBLISHED
Publisher: St. Martin's Press / New York, New York USA The Cavendon Luck
2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Press / New York, New York USA The Cavendon Women
2014
Publisher: St. Martin's Press / New York, New York USA Cavendon Hall
2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Press / New York, New York USA Secrets from the Past
2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Press / New York, New York USA Letter from a Stranger
2010
Publisher: St. Martin's Press / New York, New York USA Playing the Game
2009
Publisher: St. Martin's Press / New York, New York USA Breaking the Rules
2008
Publisher: St. Martin's Press / New York, New York USA Being Elizabeth
2007
Publisher: St. Martin's Press / New York, New York USA The Heir
2006
Publisher: St. Martin's Press / New York, New York USA Just Rewards
2006
Publisher: St. Martin's Press / New York, New York USA The Ravenscar Dynasty
2005
Publisher: St. Martin's Press / New York, New York USA Unexpected Blessings
2004
Publisher: St. Martin's Press / New York, New York USA Emma’s Secret
2002
Publisher: Doubleday / New York, New York USA Three Weeks In Paris
2002
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing / Kansas City, Missouri USA Living Romantically Every Day
2001
Publisher: Doubleday / New York, New York USA The Triumph of Katie Byrne
2000
Publisher: Doubleday / New York, New York USA Where You Belong
1999
Publisher: Doubleday / New York, New York USA A Sudden Change of Heart
1997
Publisher: Harper Collins / New York, New York USA Power of a Woman
1996
Publisher: Harper Collins / New York, New York USA Her Own Rules
1996
Publisher: Harper Collins / New York, New York USA A Secret Affair
1995
Publisher: Harper Collins / New York, New York USA Dangerous to Know
1995
Publisher: Harper Collins / New York, New York USA Love In Another Town
1994
Publisher: Harper Collins / New York, New York USA Everything to Gain
1993
Publisher: Random House / New York, New York USA Angel / The New York Times Bestseller
1991
Publisher: Random House / New York, New York USA Remember
1990
Publisher: Random House / New York, New York USA The Women in His Life
1988
Publisher: Doubleday / New York, New York USA To Be the Best
1986
Publisher: Doubleday / New York, New York USA Act of Will
1985
Publisher: Doubleday / New York, New York USA Hold the Dream
1983
Publisher: Doubleday / New York, New York USA Voice of the Heart
1979
Publisher: Doubleday / New York, New York USA A Woman of Substance
E-BOOKS
2014
Hidden
2014
Treacherous
NON-FICTION - PUBLISHED
2002
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing / Kansas City, Missouri Living Romantically Every Day
1969
Publisher: Essandess Special Edition Etiquette to Please Him (How to be the Perfect Wife Series)
1966
Publisher: Lion Press The Dictionary of 1001 Famous People: Outstanding Personages In the World of Science, the Arts, Music and Literature (with Samuel Nisenson)
1960
The Lion Press; First American Edition edition A Garland of Children's Verse
MINISERIES - TELEVISION
1989
Screenplay: Barbara Taylor Bradford and Jill Hyem Act of Will
1986
Screenplay: Barbara Taylor Bradford Hold the Dream
1984
Screenplay: Barbara Taylor Bradford, Lee Langley, Tom Blomquist A Woman of Substance
NON-FICTION - INTERIOR DESIGN
1981
Publisher: Doubleday / New York, New York USA Luxury Designs for Apartment Living
1979
Publisher: Simon & Schuster / New York, New York USA Making Space Grow
1976
Publisher: Simon & Schuster / New York, New York USA How to Solve Your Decorating Problems
1971
Simon & Schuster / New York, New York USA Easy Steps to Successful Decorating (Illustrated)
1968
Publisher: Meredith Press / New York, New York USA The Complete Encyclopedia of Homemaking Ideas
Los Angeles Times Syndicate
19751981
Columnist Los Angeles, California USA
Chicago Tribune/New York News Syndicate
19701975
Columnist New York, New York USA
Newsday
19661970
Syndicated Columnist Long Island, New York USA
National Design Center
19651969
Editor-in-Chief of decorating and design magazines New York, New York USA
NON-FICTION - CHILDREN'S RELIGIOUS WRITING
1968
Publisher: Playmore, Inc. / Hackensack, New Jersey USA / Editor with Merle Burnick (Author) and Laszlo Matulay (Illustrator) Children's Stories of the Bible from the Old and New Testaments
1966
Publisher: Lion Press / New York, New York USA Children's Stories of Jesus from the New Testament
1966
Publisher: Lion Press / New York, New York USA / Author with Laszlo Matulay (Illustrator) Children's stories of the Bible from the Old Testament
Today Magazine
19621963
Columnist
London American
19591962
Executive Editor London, England UK
London Evening News
19551957
Columnist London, England UK
Women's Own
19531954
Fashion Editor London, England UK
Yorkshire Evening Post
19511953
Women's Page Editor Yorkshire, England UK
19491951
Reporter Yorkshire, England UK
1948
Typist Yorkshire, England UK

Directorships

The Police Athletic League Members of the NYC police force coach young people, both boys and girls, in sports, and help with homework and other school-related activities Member, Board of Directors
The Madison Council for The Library of Congress Serves as the Library of Congress' primary link to the business community Member, Board of Directors
Literacy Partners Nonprofit organization offering community-based literacy programs in New York, New York Member, Board of Directors

Professional memberships

1989–present
Authors Guild of America New York, New York USA Membership Council
National Society of Interior Designers (which is now ASID) Member
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Washington, District of Columbia USA Member

Accomplishments of note

1988
Archive: Brotherton Library became the keeper of the Barbara Taylor Bradford manuscripts and are part of the world-renowned Brotherton Collection University of Leeds / Leeds, West Yorkshire, England UK Manuscripts are housed in glass-fronted cases, next to those of the Bronte sisters, who wrote such classics as “Wuthering Heights” and “Jane Eyre"
Author: A Woman Of Substance ranks among the top ten bestselling fiction books in history, with more than 28 million copies sold through 2012
Recognized: As one of “New York’s Most Influential Women” Earth Times Monthly Magazine with Bette Midler, Katie Couric, Hillary Clinton, Donna Karan, Diane Sawyer, Susan Sarandon and Barbara Walters
Author: Sold first short story at age 10, for seven shillings
Author: Over 88 million copies sold in over 40 languages and more than 90 countries
Author: 29 books published, all bestsellers

Professional honors and awards

2010
The Pioneer Award RT Book Reviews Magazine
2010
Career Achievement Award RT Book Reviews Magazine
2007
Appointed an OBE (Order Of The British Empire) Queen Elizabeth II Services to Literature
2003
Inducted into the Writers Hall of Fame of America Board of Directors
1998
Inducted into the Matrix Hall of Fame New York Women in Communications
1998
British Excellence Award Given aboard the Queen Elizabeth II
1997
Award of Achievement Five Towns Music and Art Foundation Outstanding accomplishments in the field of Literature
1994
Special Jury Prize for Body of Literature Deauville Festival of American Film
1985
Editorial Award American Society of Interior Designers Writing Excellence
1985
Matrix Award New York Women in Communications Books

Community

Community service

The Police Athletic League New York, New York USA Board of Directors
Literacy Partners New York City, New York USA Board of Directors
The Arts & Letters through Literacy Partners New York, New York USA Supporter
The New York Pops New York, New York USA Supporter
Arizona Kidney Foundation Phoenix, Arizona USA Supporter
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation New York, New York USA Supporter
PACT (Parents & Abducted Children Together) US and UK Chapters Washington, District of Columbia USA and London, England UK Board of Directors
The Museum of the Moving Image Astoria, New York USA Supporter
2013
LIFELINE New York, New York USA The Prince’s Ball
2010
City-Meals-On-Wheels New York, New York USA 24th Annual Power Luncheon
1999
March of Dimes New York, New York USA Ambassador while on the road promoting her novel A Sudden Change of Heart
The Madison Council for the Library of Congress Washington, District of Columbia USA Board of Directors

Community honors and awards

Special Jury Prize for Body of Literature Deauville Festival of American Film
2015
Lizzie Award Literacy Partners For exemplifing Liz Smith’s passion for the written word and commitment to improving the lives of those who cannot read or write
2004
Honored on postage stamp British Isle of Man
2001
Distinguished Woman of the Year Award Northwood University
2000
Honored on postage stamps as one of the ‘great writers of the 20th Century’ / This postal tribute was the first ever for a living female novelist Nations of St. Vincent & Grenada
1996
Spirit of Achievement Award Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1995
Gala 12 Women of the Year Award Birmingham-Southern College
1995
Spirit of Life Award City of Hope
1995
Barbara Taylor Bradford Research Fellowship in Pediatric Leukemia City of Hope
1995
She Knows Where She's Going Award Girls Inc.
1995
Woman of the Year Award Police Athletic League
Nationality
British-American (at birth: British)
Hobbies
English history, reading biographies, The NY Pops Orchestra, travel

Education

Primary school
Christ Church School
Leeds, England UK
Secondary school
Northcote School for Girls Armley, Leeds, England UK
Native language
English

Honorary Degrees

2011
Mount Saint Mary College Newburgh, New York USA Doctor of Letters
2005
Siena College Loudonville, New York USA Doctor of Letters
1996
Teikyo Post University Waterbury, Connecticut USA Doctor of Humane Letters
1995
University of Bradford Bradford, West Yorkshire, England UK Doctor of Letters
1990
University of Leeds Leeds, West Yorkshire, England UK Degree of Doctor of Letters Honoris Causa

Family

Vital statistics

Birth information
May 10, 1933
Gender
Female
Marital status
Married

Marriage

1963–present
Robert Bradford  

Parents

Father
Winston TAYLOR
Mother
Freda (Simpson) Taylor

Grandparents

Mother's father
John Simpson
Mother's mother
Edith (Walker) Simpson

Ancestry

British

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