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Title:
The Cavendon women
Author:
Bradford, Barbara Taylor, 1933-
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
Physical Description:
440 pages ; 25 cm
Summary:
"Cavendon Women, the stunning sequel to Barbara Taylor Bradford's Cavendon Hall follows the Inghams' and the Swanns' journey from a family weekend in the summer of 1926 through to the devastation of the Wall Street crash of 1929. It all begins on a summer weekend in July of 1926 when, for the first time in years, the Earl has planned a family weekend. As the family members come together, secrets, problems, joys, and sorrows are revealed. As old enemies come out of the shadows and the Swanns' loyalty to the Ingham gets tested in ways none of them could have predicted, it's up to the Cavendon women to band together and bring their family into a new decade, and a new way of life"--
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781250032386
Format :
Book

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Cavendon Women, the stunning sequel to Barbara Taylor Bradford's Cavendon Hall follows the Inghams' and the Swanns' journey from a family weekend in the summer of 1926 through to the devastation of the Wall Street crash of 1929. It all begins on a summer weekend in July of 1926 when, for the first time in years, the earl has planned a family weekend. As the family members come together, secrets, problems, joys, and sorrows are revealed. As old enemies come out of the shadows and the Swanns' loyalty to the Ingham gets tested in ways none of them could have predicted, it's up to the Cavendon women to band together and bring their family into a new decade, and a new way of life.


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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Lord Charles Ingham carries the centuries-old connection between his family and the Swanns to new levels through the unprecedented bond of matrimony when he marries Charlotte Swann, the love of his life. While Charles and Charlotte take an extended honeymoon in Switzerland, the care of the vast Cavendon estate is left to the Four Ds, that is, Ingham's daughters, Daphne, Diedre, DeLacy, and Dulcie, as well as his son, Miles; and his forbidden love, Charlotte's niece, Cecily, the Stella McCartney of 1920s London. As global financial uncertainty and an aging manor house threaten the Ingham coffers, fashion wunderkind Cecily steps in with her uncanny business acumen to salvage the Ingham dynasty, as generations of Swanns have always sworn to do. Life gets even more complicated when Dulcie falls for heartthrob actor James Brentwood, Diedre marries and becomes a mother, and DeLacy becomes engaged to a notorious artist. True love conquers all and loyalty reigns supreme in Bradford's dishy continuation of the Cavendon saga, following Cavendon Hall (2014).--Haggas, Carol Copyright 2015 Booklist


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