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Master of His Fate

By: Barbara Taylor Bradford
Narrated by: Joan Walker
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Publisher's Summary

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…

©2018 Barbara Taylor Bradford (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"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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Beautiful narration- I fell l in love with the Falconer family instantly. Can’t wait for the next book.

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My advice? Don't do it !

I can't really tell you what the story was because I kept getting jerked out of it by the hideous narration. It was something like Hyacinth Bouquet being winsome and coquettish and something like my great aunt Millie reading to kindergarten children and promising a really big surprise, won't that be fun children? I would recommend you listen carefully before selecting this to make sure you can handle the truly awfulness of it. My advice.... don't do it.

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