To Be the Best

Book Details

  • Publisher: Doubleday
  • Date Published: 1 Jun 1988
  • Pages: 514
  • RRP: $7.99
  • Publisher: Bantam Books
  • Date Published: 1 Dec 1988
  • Pages: 464
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Enthralling sequel to Barbara Taylor Bradford’s universally loved novels, A Woman of Substance and Hold The Dream.

Set in Yorkshire, Hong Kong and America, this remarkable contemporary novel continues the story of an unorthodox and endlessly fascinating family. As the spirit of Emma Harte lives on in her granddaughter, Paula O’Neill, an engrossing drama is played out in the glamorous arena of the wealthy and privileged, underscored by a cut-throat world of jealousy and treachery.

Paula McGill O’Neill learned her grandmother’s lessons well. As the head of the thriving Harte department store chain, Emma Harte’s favorite grandchild wields her power with a masterful and compassionate hand. Yet even as she keeps Emma’s visionary dream alive, Paula dares to set out in a bold new direction… to create something she can truly call her own. But instead she finds herself faced with the ultimate challenge, a diabolical enemy who vows to wrest control away from her… an enemy she knows all too well.

Paula must act with daring and courage to preserve her formidable grandmother’s glittering empire from unscrupulous enemies – so that Emma’s precious dream lives on for the next generation…

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(Based on the #1 bestselling novel by Barbara Taylor Bradford)


A spellbinding family saga…a tour de force.

Praise for Barbara Taylor Bradford…

The Times:

The storyteller of substance.

The Guardian:

Few novelists are as consummate as Barbara Taylor Bradford at keeping the reader turning the page. She is one of the world’s best at spinning yarns.

Sunday Times:

Queen of the genre.

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