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By Barbara Taylor Bradford

ISBN-10: 0312588887

ISBN-13: 9780312588885

In get together of its 30th anniversary, the following is the novel that began all of it: manhattan occasions bestselling writer Barbara Taylor Bradford’s surprising saga of a lady who dared to dream—and to triumph opposed to all odds. . . .  On the brooding moors above a humble Yorkshire village stood Fairley corridor. There, Emma Harte, its oppressed yet imaginitive servant lady, got a smart selection. There, she honed her talents, stumbled on the that means of treachery, realized to outlive, to develop into a lady, and vowed to make her mark at the world. In the wake of tragedy she rose from poverty to extraordinary wealth because the iron-willed strength in the back of a thriving foreign firm. As one of many richest ladies on this planet Emma Harte has virtually every thing she fought so tough to achieve—save for the dream of affection, and for the eagerness of the single guy she may by no means have.  Through marriages, devastating wars, and generations of secrets and techniques, Emma’s extraordinary good fortune has include a cost. As greed, envy, and revenge devour these closest to her, the intense matriarch now reveals herself poised to outwit her enemies, and to stand the betrayals of the earlier with an identical inventive unravel that solid her empire. 

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She turned to Paula and gave her a wry little smile. ‘We’ll know soon enough, my dear. ’ TWO The American corporate offices of Harte Enterprises took up six floors in a modern office block on Park Avenue in the Fifties. If the English department-store chain Emma Harte had founded years ago was the visible symbol of her success, then Harte Enterprises was the living heart and sinew. An enormous octopus of an organization, with tentacles that stretched half around the world, it controlled clothing factories, woollen mills, real estate, a retail merchandise company, and newspapers in England, plus large blocks of shares in other major English companies.

Emma contemplated the possibility that personal problems might be upsetting Gaye, but her inclination was to dismiss this idea, knowing Gaye as well as she did. Intuitively Emma knew that Gaye was troubled by a business problem, one which was of some import and one which ultimately affected her. She resolved to make her talk with Gaye the priority of the day’s business. Emma shivered as they alighted from the car. It was a raw January day, and although the sun was bright in a clear sky, the wind was sharp with frost and Atlantic rain.

And always remember what you just said to me about power. It is the ultimate weapon. Power, not money, talks. Money is only important when you’re truly poor, when you need it for a roof over your head, for food and clothes. Once you have these essentials taken care of and go beyond them, money is simply a unit, a tool to work with. And don’t ever let anyone persuade you that power corrupts. It doesn’t always, only when those with power will do anything to hold on to that power. ’ ‘I hope not, Grandy,’ Paula said, and when she saw the challenging look that swept over Emma’s face, she added quickly, ‘I know I won’t!

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