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Barbara Taylor Bradford was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, and was a reporter for the Yorkshire Evening Post at sixteen. By the age of twenty she had graduated to London's Fleet Street as both an editor and columnist.

In 1979, she wrote her first novel, A Woman of Substance, and that enduring bestseller was followed by nine others: Voice of the Heart, Hold the Dream, Act of Will, To Be the Best, The Women in His Life, Remember, Angel, Love in Another Town, and Dangerous to Know.

Most of her books have been made in television miniseries. Her novels have sold over 49 million copies worldwide in more than 88 countries and 36 languages. Barbara Taylor Bradford lives in New York City and Connecticut with her husband, the film producer Robert Bradford.

Janet McTeer has won international acclaim and an Oliver award, for her performance as Nora in A Doll's House; she has starred on the London stage in plays by Shakespeare, Sam Shepard, and Chekov, as well as in numerous television productions.