The Poldark Saga by Winston GrahamOne of the most popular and best-loved series of the last century, Poldark has been setting hearts ablaze since its inception by author Winston Graham in Set against the backdrop of the dramatic beauty of the Cornish coast, Poldark follows the fortunes of headstrong Ross Poldark and his fight to protect his land and community amidst a swirling mix of bitter feuds, passionate love-affairs and biting social division. Although undoubtedly best-known for his phenomenally successful Poldark series, Winston Graham was one of the most prolific writers of the Twentieth Century writing more than fifty works in his lifetime, from his first published novel in until his last in Born in Manchester in , the Graham family moved to Cornwall when Winston was a child and the area, with its striking scenery and rich cultural tradition, inspired many of his novels, providing a backdrop steeped in local folklore and a landscape indelibly shaped by its industrial heritage. Despite their long-standing popularity, the series really came to public consciousness with the first BBC adaptation, serialised between and The romantic saga became so popular that at its peak it had more than 14 million viewers, with newspapers reporting that even church services were rescheduled to avoid clashing with the Sunday evening broadcast slot. Now, more than seventy years after its release, Poldark has yet another incarnation with the BBC re-launching the series for a new generation and with it has come a resurgence of interest in the original series of novels.
Poldark novels (1-12): Review
The Poldark Saga by Winston Graham
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