Barbara Taylor Bradford on how she has coped with losing the love of her life

The bestselling author and multi-millionaire reveals how working on a prequel to A Woman Of Substance has kept her strong.

How do you come to terms with losing the love of your life after more than half a century together?

This is the dilemma bestselling novelist Barbara Taylor Bradford has been facing since losing her husband of 55 years, TV producer Robert Bradford, who died from a major stroke in 2019.

“After Bob’s death, I couldn’t write for about six months. I was devastated,” says the Leeds-born author, whose most famous book, A Woman Of Substance, was adapted into a hit TV series starring Liam Neeson and Jenny Seagrove, and whose novels have sold more than 90 million copies worldwide. “My mind wouldn’t work on anything except my grief.”

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