Master of His Fate (Hardback)Barbara Taylor Bradford (author)
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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.
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 owned by Henry Malvern. But James hungers for more. Turning away from family tradition, he dreams of building an empire of stores like Fortnum and Mason's and believes that Henry, along with his daughter and heir Alexis, could offer him a way to climb beyond his beginnings.
But tragedy and betrayal threaten the dreams of both James and Alexis - and jeopardise everything they hold dear...
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 37 mm
'This splendid new historical family saga takes you from the stately homes of England to the decadence of Paris as barrowboy James Falconer pursues his dream of building an empire of department stores' My Weekly
'The first in a new series set in Victorian London, braiding the fates of a self-made charmer with a serious-minded heiress.' Daily Mail
'A tale of fortunes lost, betrayal, revenge and, of course, love' Sun
Acclaim for Barbara Taylor Bradford:
'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
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“Family, hardship, tragedy, love,”
I was lucky enough to read an ARC from #netgalley and absolutely loved it. When women were becoming part of the work force and the changing of fashion. The plot revolves around James Falconer and his determination and... More
“Family, status, ambition,”
Thank you to HarperCollins for my arc from @netgalley.
This novel took me back to the time when Jack the Ripper was terrifying London and when life seemed simpler. A true insight into how the class system worked and... More
“historical fiction, women’s fiction with the twist of romance and suspense”
Barbara Taylor Bradford is amazing. She takes a time that is so far into history and brings it to life. As a fan of hers, I know that when I pick up one of her amazing books I will be taken back in time to a land... More
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