2009 News

A Woman Of Substance Special Luxury Edition

A luxury edition of Barbara Taylor Bradford’s A Woman of Substance has recently been published to coincide with the 30th anniversary since the book was first published.

Copies of the limited edition book – with a one-off print run of 750 copies – will all be beautifully covered with luxury purple velvet. Each book contains a specially commissioned Emma Harte family tree and a sepia photographic section of Barbara Taylor Bradford’s life in pictures. The luxury edition is set to become an immediate collector’s item given first editions of the original book sell for hundreds of pounds.

Barbara Taylor Bradford and Former First Lady Barbara Bush

Barbara Taylor Bradford and former First Lady Barbara Bush discuss Literacy Partners and the 30th anniversary of the book A Woman of Substance at a gala luncheon held in Houston, Texas for ‘Taping For The Blind’.

BTB Featured On CBS Sunday Morning

Watch a special segment from CBS Sunday Morning celebrating the 30th anniversary of A Woman of Substance and the publication of her 25th novel, Breaking The Rules.

Barbara Taylor Bradford returns to roots to sign book number 82 million

Novelist Barbara Taylor Bradford returned to her Yorkshire roots as part of her UK book tour. She was at Harvey Nichols in Briggate, Leeds, to meet fans and take part in a book signing in a visit coinciding with the publication of her latest novel, Breaking The Rules. During the event Ellen Naylor, 17, of Headingley, Leeds, was presented with a copy of the author’s 82 millionth book.
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Breaking the Rules in Paperback

(Emma Harte Series #7)
On September 28th, St. Martin’s Press published the latest Emma Harte family saga, BREAKING THE RULES in paperback. Be sure to pick up a copy wherever books are sold.

Barbara Honored by Brandeis University at National Alumni Luncheon

On Thursday, April 15th, Barbara was the guest of honor at the Brandeis University Author & Celebrity Award Day Luncheon in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. In addition to her appearance, Barbara will also be honored with a special inscription in the LEARNED RESEARCH JOURNALS at the Brandeis University Library in Boston, MA.

BTB Wows Arizona

This week, BTB spoke to and entertained in excess of 2000 fans and readers in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tucson Arizona, presenting her latest bestselling novel, Breaking The Rules.

At a major luncheon to support the Arizona Kidney Foundation, Barbara spoke to over 1,200 attendees after being introduced by CNN’s Larry King. This stellar event was held at the Biltmore Resort. Other special guests included Valerie Bertinelli and Phil Donahue (pictured above). Dozens had to be turned away from this sold-out gala.

Earlier in the week, Barbara was the guest of honor at a pair of events for Brandeis University alumni in Scottsdale and Tucson. Both sold-out events were attended by approximately 1000 enthusiastic women.

Upon departing for New York, Barbara told press reps that, “while tiring, this Arizona trip was one of the most rewarding I have participated in. The Kidney Foundation’s work and research is vitally important.”

Barbara spent many hours signing books to her fans and got to personally thank them for their loyalty.

Houston Honors BTB

The Hon. Rick Perry, Governor of Texas has just issued a proclamation making Barbara Taylor Bradford a citizen of the state of Texas. The proclamation was made at a ceremony in the presence of former First Lady Barbara Bush and other dignitaries in Houston, while Barbara attended a fundraiser for Taping For The Blind.

The event was followed the next day by a sold-out charity luncheon with over 500 guests attending, sponsored by the Baylor College of Medicine. Barbara was honored on the 30th anniversary of A Woman of Substance and the launch of her new bestselling novel, Breaking The Rules.