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Michael Taylor was born in Dudley in Worcestershire, England, and was educated at Dudley Grammar School. He began writing seriously in 1990, and in 1997 his first novel, Eve's Daughter - destined to become the first of a trilogy - was published by Peacock Publishing. Soon after, Michael was signed up by Hodder & Stoughton who subsequently published 8 of his novels, including a new imprint of Eve's Daughter. His ninth novel, Linden Woods, was published in May 2007 by Severn House. Michael enjoys the research for his novels, and the subject of research forms the basis of an entertaining talk - The Fact in Fiction - he is willing to deliver the talk to interested groups. His interest in music led him in the 1960s into songwriting, and performing with the popular recording group, Herbies People.  In the '80s Michael became an accomplished and widely published amateur photographer, producing striking graphic style images that won him recognition from photo salons all over the world. Some of his work has been exhibited at Lacock Abbey, the birthplace of photography in Britain. Michael's other interests include reading, art, photography and computers. He plays golf badly and enjoys watching football (soccer to his North American and Australian readers). He also relishes good food, good beer and (mostly) New World wine. Michael lives in South Staffordshire, England.  
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The Novels Eve's Daughter The Love Match Love Songs Clover Heart's Desire Poppy Silk Salt of the Earth Close Relations Linden Woods Influences Recipes Links Photo Gallery Michael Taylor Home Influences Recipes Links Gallery Contact info "Romantic sagas have traditionally been the province of female writers, but Michael Taylor convincingly breaks the mould. He is a born storyteller with a great sense of history and a talent for creating believable characters."  The Historical Novels Review, May 2006 The Romantic Novelists' Association   Research by 'The Sunday Mercury' in 1998 revealed that out of 700 members of the Romantic Novelists' Association only 20 were men and, of those, Michael Taylor was the only one who did not use a female pseudonym.
Michael's novels are listed here in order of publication. 1. Eve's Daughter 2. The Love Match 3. Love Songs 4. Clover 5. Heart's Desire 6. Poppy Silk 7. Salt of the Earth 8. Close Relations 9. Linden Woods  Please click on the links opposite to access information about each novel.
Herbie’s People, the 60’s pop group, appearing at the Royal Albert Hall.