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Barbara Taylor Bradford's living romantically every day
Bradford, Barbara Taylor, 1933-
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Kansas City, Mo. : Andrews McMeel Pub., 2002.
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175 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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"Produced by the Philip Lief Group, Inc.".
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HQ801 .B84 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Why can't life be more like a great love story' In the perfect novel, lovers devote themselves to bringing each other happiness. An authority on romance-her best-selling novels of love, passion, money, and power delight millions of readers-Barbara Taylor Bradford reveals a magical blend of her most treasured secrets for creating romance, every day. From the moment they open the book, readers are given hundreds of easy ideas to infuse their lives with romance, including tips on: Prioritizing time for romance Sharing romantic rituals Indulging in breakfast in bed, midnight snacks, picnics, and other delights Removing the "clutter" from your relationship Celebrating your own special days Discovering the power of spontaneity Dining a deux-creating an old-fashioned Yorkshire tea for two, an elegant chateau lunch du amour, and more Enjoying romantic customs from around the world, such as the Victorian "language of flowers," updated for today's lifestyle Finding romantic inspirations to make love lastIn chapters like "Living for Romance" and "Romance Can Be Simple" the author shares her thoughts about the integral role romance plays in her own marriage, how to overcome obstacles to romance, and how love is nourished by the simplest gestures. A feature entitled "Secrets to Love" focuses on the essential traits for a strong relationship. Breathtaking full-color photographs transport readers to such romantic locales as Paris, Provence, New York, London, and Capri.Readers will undoubtedly find that the pleasures of Barbara Taylor Bradford's Living Romantically Every Day will inspire the Cupid in their own imagination to keep their relationship undeniably romantic-forever.

Author Notes

Barbara Taylor Bradford was born in Upper Armley, Leeds, in Yorkshire on May 10, 1933. At the age of fifteen, she was working as a typist for the Yorkshire Evening Post. After six months, she was promoted to cub reporter in the newsroom. At eighteen, she became the newspaper's Woman's Page Editor and at twenty, she headed for London where she became Fashion Editor of the magazine Woman's Own. She also reported for the London Evening News, Today Magazine and other publications, covering everything from crime to show business. In 1961, she met her future husband Robert Bradford and they were married in 1963. After they married, they moved to the United States and she began writing a syndicated column, Designing Woman. The column was published for twelve years and received several awards.

Her debut novel, A Woman of Substance, was published in 1979 and she has since written over 20 novels. Many of her novels have been made into television mini-series including A Woman of Substance, Voice of the Heart, Act of Will, Everything to Gain and A Secret Affair. She also wrote children's books and eight books on decorating.

She has received numerous awards for her work including the Matrix Award from New York Women in Communication Inc in 1985, the City of Hope's Spirit of Life Award in 1995, the Five Towns Music and Art Foundation's Award of Achievement for outstanding accomplishments in the field of Literature in 1997 and the British Excellence Award in 1998. She was inducted into the Matrix Hall of Fame in 1998 and into the Writers Hall of Fame of America in 2003. In 2007, she was awarded an OBE (The Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II for her contributions to Literature. She is a member of the James Madison Council of the Library of Congress. She is also involved in several charity projects such as Literacy Partners and the Police Athletic League of New York City. She made the New York Times Best Seller List in 2014 with her title Cavendon Hall.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

It should come as no surprise that Bradford, author of bestselling romances such as A Woman of Substance and Power of a Woman, would look to her novels for inspiration in this book of tips designed to help keep the relationship fires burning. But fantasy is what makes romance novels fun, and it's hard to believe that anyone but a tousled heroine would have time to live by some of these suggestions, like the one to "go out and warm up your spouse's car before he or she leaves for work." Bradford often seems to have more space than ideas, as many of the tips seem repetitive (e.g., she touts the importance of touch several times throughout the book). Yet there are some interesting tidbits, among them instructions on preparing an English tea and a yummy picnic for two, and unique gift ideas, like giving your partner a lovespoon, an intricately carved wooden piece that is a Welsh tradition. Although at times silly and frivolous, this book will surely appeal to Bradford's devoted fans. Photos. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved