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A sweeping saga set between 1884 and 1889 packed-full of the trials, endeavours, and love interests of five families. This is the start of a new series, and Barbara Taylor Bradford has introduced the different characters quite beautifully. The story glides from London, to Kent, Hull and Paris creating a fascinating full background in which it sits. From the up and coming Falconers to the Trevalians who head a private bank, fine threads connect the characters together, slowly creating a rich tapestry. This isn’t a book to rush through, it’s one to savour, to sink into and become at one with the story. Take time to introduce yourself to each individual, to understand them and where they sit in the story. Allow the highs and lows to fill your thoughts, to lift your heart, and be ready to console your feelings. Master of his Fate is a rather lovely and enjoyable opening to what promises to be a compelling new series.
The gripping, epic new historical family saga from the author of A Woman of Substance. The new bestseller from the author of A Woman of Substance London 1884: Queen Victoria is Empress of India and Britain is at its peak of worldwide power. James Falconer works as a barrow boy in a flourishing London market, but hungers for more. Alexis Malvern is the only child of the market's owner, Henry Malvern. Raised by her father and heir to his businesses, she has no interest in marriage. Turning away from family tradition, young James Falconer dreams of building an empire of stores like Fortnum and Mason's. He believes that Henry Malvern could offer him a way to climb beyond his beginnings, part of the new middle class. But tragedy and betrayal threaten the dreams of both James and Alexis - and jeopardise everything they hold dear... Moving from Victorian London to the vibrant port cities of England and France, from gracious stately homes in Gloucestershire to the decadence of Paris, Master of his Fate launches an unforgettable new historical series.
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Come and meet James and his friends, both old and new as he starts along fate's pathway. Full review
Another superb family saga that Barbara Taylor Bradford does so well. Full review
A superbly written story with a Jane Austen-style flare. Full review
A new historical saga from the Master herself, Barbara Taylor Bradford. Wonderful descriptions of the differences between the two worlds of rich and poor in Victorian England. Full review
`A stately home, a dangerous secret and two families whose fates have been intertwined for generations...a gripping period piece set on the brink of the Great War. Exquisite escapism of the highest order.' The Lady
`A classic saga of loyalty, secrets, passion and intrigue...if you've been suffering withdrawal symptoms from Downton, this is for you' Daily Mail
Publication date: 29/11/2018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 29/11/2018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
|Publication date:||29th November 2018|
|Author:||Barbara Taylor Bradford|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Relationship Stories, Sagas and Romance,|
|Categories:||Historical fiction, Sagas,|
Barbara Taylor Bradford was born in Leeds, and by the age of twenty was an editor and columnist on Fleet Street. Her first novel, A Woman of Substance, became an enduring bestseller and was followed by many others, most recently Letter from a Stranger. Her books have sold more than eighty-five million copies worldwide in more than ninety countries and forty languages, and ten mini-series and television movies have been made of her books. She lives in New York City with her husband, television producer Robert Bradford.More About Barbara Taylor Bradford