Barbara Taylor Bradford

Listen in pop-out player

Barbara Taylor Bradford's first novel, A Woman of Substance, which was published in 1980, quickly became a huge international success. In conversation with Roy Plomley, she recalls her childhood in Leeds, her first job as a reporter on the Yorkshire Evening Post at the age of 16, becoming a Fleet Street journalist, and her eventual move to New York.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Jerusalem by Blake/Parry
Book: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Luxury: Family photograph album

Release date:

Available now

40 minutes

Last on

Fri 3 May 1985 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterRoy Plomley
Interviewed GuestBarbara Taylor Bradford

Featured in...

Take a Desert Island on holiday

Take a Desert Island on holiday with you

20 episodes to download and listen to on holiday (for every type of summer break).