novelist, Barbara Taylor Bradford was awarded the OBE
(The Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II.
The official Investiture took place this morning at
Buckingham Palace in London. This award, which was
announced in June, was on the Queen's Birthday Honors
List. It recognizes Mrs. Bradford for her services to
Literature. Her husband, Robert Bradford accompanied her
to the Investiture.
Barbara Taylor Bradford was born in Leeds, Yorkshire and
started her professional writing career on the Yorkshire
Evening Post. She is the author of twenty-two
international bestsellers. Her twenty-third novel, The
Heir will be published by St. Martin's Press on October
30th in North America. Over (81) eighty one-million
copies of her books have been sold worldwide in 90
countries and over 40 languages.
"I am thrilled and excited, as well as very honored to
receive the OBE from the Queen," says Mrs. Bradford.
"Going to Buckingham Palace and accepting this award
from Queen Elizabeth was a very special occasion."