a woman of sbustance a dynastic novel of money and power passion and revenge by barbara taylor bradford
a woman of sbustance a dynastic novel of money and power passion and revenge by barbara taylor bradford
a woman of sbustance a dynastic novel of money and power passion and revenge by barbara taylor bradford

A Woman of Substance : A dynastic novel of Money and Power, Passion and Revenge by Barbara Taylor Bradford

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New York : Doubleday, 1979. Hardcover. 755 pages ; 22 cm. $12.95 dust jacket with a few minor chips around the edges otherwise a solid copy with clean and unmarked pages.


A Woman of Substance
BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD

Emma Harte Lowther Ainsley is seventy-eight years old and one of the richest, most powerful women in the world. Self-reliant and ruthless, she uses money as a weapon and adversity as a tool.

In her poverty-stricken youth, Emma exhibited an uncommon amount of initiative and intelligence even as a maidservant on a Yorkshire estate. Pregnant and unwed at fifteen, she fled her shameful situation to seek anonymity in a grimy manufacturing town. Here the cogs of machinery would become wheels of: fortune for the enterprising young woman. Her business began as a small food shop of homemade treats and expanded into a major department store. At the age of twenty-five she was a successful businesswoman, and by fifty she was an international corporate power.

Emmas ambition, sacrifice, and fearless optimism had built a financial empire deficient in only one commodity— personal happiness. Between ill-fated romances and discordant marriages she fought death, war, even her own children, plus the haunting memory of her first love. Only two men—one a friend, one a lover—would tear Emmas mind away from the all-absorbing business with which she tried to fill her empty heart. One would be a source of strength throughout her days, the other would produce the most devastating crisis of her long life.

A long and satisfying novel of money, power, and passion with contrasting glimpses of the stark realities of poverty alongside the grandeur and opulence of the English gentry

Born in Leeds, Yorkshire. Barbara Taylor Bradford was a reporter for the Yorkshire Evening Post at sixteen. By twenty she had graduated to Fleet Street as both editor and columnist. Currently living in New York, she writes an interior-design column syndicated by the Los Angeles Times to 150 U.S. newspapers. She is the author of six books on decorating and her expertise is evident in the exquisite settings of A WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE, her first novel.

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