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Ross Poldark by Winston Graham
  

Ross Poldark

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Winston Graham started writing his famous Poldark series in the 40s and 50s, eventually spinning them into twelve novels (the last published in 2002) a gripping saga of Ross Poldark and his family spanning 1783-1820. The first seven books were the basis of a classic BBC series and now they’re remaking the full saga. This is the first book in the series and it begins with Ross Poldark a stranger in his homeland, returned after fighting in the American War for Independence to find his father dead, his land on the verge of ruin and his fiancée engaged to another. Slowly he begins to rebuild his life and so begins this incredible, involving and hugely enjoyable saga.

Winston Graham started writing his famous Poldark series in the 40s and 50s, eventually spinning them into twelve novels (the last published in 2002) a gripping saga of Ross Poldark and his family spanning 1783-1820. The first seven books were the basis of a classic BBC series and now they’re remaking the full saga. This is the first book in the series and it begins with Ross Poldark a stranger in his homeland, returned after fighting in the American War for Independence to find his father dead, his land on the verge of ruin and his fiancée engaged to another. Slowly he begins to rebuild his life and so begins this incredible, involving and hugely enjoyable saga.

If you like Winston Graham you might also like to read books by Daphne du Maurier, Ken Follett and Kate Tremayne.

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Ross Poldark by Winston Graham

Tired from a grim war in America, Ross Poldark returns to his land and his family. But the joyful homecoming he has anticipated turns sour, for his father is dead, his estate is derelict and the girl he loves is engaged to his cousin. But his sympathy for the destitute miners and farmers of the district leads him to rescue a half-starved urchin girl from a fairground brawl and take her home - an act which alters the whole course of his life ...'From the incomparable Winston Graham ...who has everything that anyone else has, then a whole lot more' Guardian

Reviews

Ross is one of literature's great heroes . . . [with] elements of Darcy, Heathcliff, Rhett Butler and Robin Hood -- Debbie Horsfield From the incomparable Winston Graham . . . who has everything that anyone else has, then a whole lot more. * Guardian *


About the Author

Winston Graham was the author of more than forty novels, including The Walking Stick, Angell, Pearl and Little God, Stephanie and Tremor. His novels have been widely translated and his famous Poldark series has been developed into two television series shown in twenty-two countries. Six of Winston Graham's books have been filmed for the big screen, the most notable being Marnie, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Winston Graham was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and in 1983 was awarded the OBE. He died in July 2003.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st February 2015

Author

Winston Graham

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Author's Website

www.winstongraham.org/

Publisher

Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
480 pages
Interest Age: From 18 years

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Historical Fiction
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Historical fiction
Sagas

ISBN

9781447281528

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