Author(s): Bradford, Barbara Taylor
In 1905 a young kitchen maid leaves Fairley Hall. Emma Harte is sixteen, single and pregnant.
By 1968 she is one of the richest women in the world, ruler of a business empire stretching from Yorkshire to the glittering cities of America and the rugged vastness of Australia.
But what is the price she has paid?
A magnificent dynastic saga, as impossible to put down as it is to forget, A Woman of Substance is truly a classic novel of our times.
Barbara Taylor Bradford was born in Leeds, and was a reporter for the Yorkshire Evening Post at sixteen. By the age of twenty she had graduated to Fleet Street as both editor and columnist. In 1979 she wrote her first bestseller, A Woman of Substance.