Michael Taylor was born in Dudley, Worcestershire. He was educated at Dudley Grammar School, and afterwards at Birmingham College of Arts & Crafts.
His hobbies include reading, restoring old photos, music – he was a boy chorister and later a songwriter and performer with the group, Herbie’s People – fine wine, art, photography and computers. He plays golf and badminton and is an occasional spectator at cricket and football matches. He also enjoys good food. Michael lives in South Staffordshire.
Titles: Eve’s Daughter (Peacock Publishing) reissued by Hodder, The Love Match , Love Songs,Clover, Heart’s Desire, Poppy Silk, Salt of The Earth, Close Relations (Hodder & Stoughton/Coronet) Linden Woods (Severn House)
In 1937, with the country preparing for impending war, eighteen-year-old Linden Woods finds employment as a junior secretary at a Black Country steelworks, where she befriends the charismatic and liberated Penny, daughter of wealthy steel magnate Charles Burgayne. While Charles comes to admire Linden’s competence, his sons Edward and Hugh admire her vivacious looks and sharp intellect and despite the class differences, vie for her attention, but with vastly different methods. Linden grows to love one brother and despise the other, with devastating consequences. Set in the industrial Black Country, in rural South Staffordshire and in Eire, “Linden Woods” is a compulsive tale of love, desire and heartbreaking treachery about a remarkable group of people and the events that shape their lives.
“It’s about time a man wrote romantic fiction – Michael Taylor does it superbly” ~ Edwina Currie