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Barbara Taylor Bradford 'likes determined heroines'

17th November 2009

Bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford likes to craft characters who are independent and determined.

The romance writer told the Sacramento Bee that she wants to create protagonists who can overcome adversity through the strength of their character, as is the case with her leading lady in A Woman of Substance.

'I simply wanted to tell the story of a woman who was talented and good-looking, with a lot of stamina and drive and discipline and ambition,' she explained.

Bradford noted that she tends to instil her female characters with modern attributes despite her novels being set in the past and admitted that she finds parts of her own personality, such as her determination, creeping into her heroines.

The 76-year-old also told the newspaper that her secret to keeping romance burning through her long marriage to film producer Robert Bradford is to have respect for her spouse and treat him as 'best friend, companion, lover, husband and business partner'.

In a recent interview with the Daily Telegraph, Bradford revealed that she tries to avoid reading women's fiction, but enjoys authors such as Ruth Rendell, Bernard Cornwell and P.D. James.

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