Barbara Taylor Bradford OBE first started her professional writing career as a journalist for the Yorkshire Evening Post. At 18, she became the paper’s first woman's editor and, at 20, moved to London and became a columnist and editor on Fleet Street. Barbara’s energy, dynamism, curiosity and passion produce exceptional novels. She invented the rags-to-riches family saga and introduced to the world the unforgettable heroine, Emma Harte, in A Woman of Substance, Barbara’s very first novel. Barbara continues to prove that nothing stands in the way of hard work and ambition to succeed. She is currently writing her 32nd novel, Secrets of Cavendon, which will be published November 2017.