The continuing story of Emma Harte, indomitable heroine of A Woman of Substance.
Emma Harte was the heroine of Barbara Taylor Bradford's multi-million copy bestseller, A Woman of Substance.
Now she is eighty years old and ready to hand over the reins of the vast business empire she has created.
To her favourite grandchild, Paula McGill Fairley, Emma bequeaths her mighty retailing empire with these heartfelt words: `I charge you to hold my dream.'
A towering international success, this is the powerfully moving tale of one woman's determination to `hold the dream' which was entrusted to her, and in so doing find the happiness and passion which is her legacy.
Barbara Taylor Bradford was born in Leeds, and by the age of Barbara Taylor Bradford was born and raised in England. She started her writing career on the Yorkshire Evening Post and later worked as a journalist in London. Her first novel, A Woman of Substance, became an enduring bestseller and was followed by twenty-three others, including the bestselling Harte series. In 2006 The Ravenscar Dynasty began an epic new family series around Ravenscar and the house of Deravenel. Barbara's books have sold more than eighty-one million copies worldwide in more than ninety countries and forty languages. In October of 2007, Barbara was appointed an OBE by the Queen for her services to literature. She lives in New York City with her husband, television producer Robert Bradford.