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Speaker: Barbara Taylor Bradford
Event Date: Oct. 9, 2004
Running Time: 01:49

Barbara Taylor Bradford, who appeared at the National Book Festival in 2004, recalls how libraries nurtured her love of reading.

“Reading is so important”

Speaker Biography:
Barbara Taylor Bradford began her writing career as a journalist, first as a cub reporter and later as a syndicated columnist. Children's books and eight books on decorating followed before her first novel, “A Woman of Substance.” She has written 25 novels and 10 of them have been made into television mini-series. Bradford was inducted into the Matrix Hall of Fame and was awarded an Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for her contributions to literature. Her latest book is “Breaking the Rules.”