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Barbara Taylor Bradford's Secrets From The Workhouse: Author discovers her family's real rags to riches tale

My grandmother Edith and mother Freda ended up in the harsh surrounds of the Ripon workhouse.

Barbara Taylor Bradford and the tragic truth behind her rags to riches story: Novelist worth £200m discovers her own family history is similar to many of her plots

Edstaston

St Mary's Church, Edstaston, Wem, Shropshire. A chantry was established here in late C15, probably by Richard III

ITV Secrets from the Workhouse on June 25 at 9pm Fern Britton, actor Brian Cox, author Barbara Taylor Bradford and model Kiera Chaplin -- granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin - go on an emotional journey to uncover how their families were driven into the Victorian workhouse by poverty.

London

London street scene, 1912. A newsboy holds a broadside reading, "Titanic Disaster Great Loss of Life."