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Date: Mar 11 6:59 PM, 2009
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Hi JoanB, and a warm welcome to the Forum smile 

Yes "The Stranger from the Sea" is the next book to read.

Have you read WG's autobiography "Memoirs of a Private Man" ? If you haven't you should find it very interesting as not only does it cover all his private and international life, but a lot of what went on behind the scenes throughout the TV series as well.

I would definitely recommend this website below for all WG's books as everything is all listed under the one roof and reasonably priced. Best of all there's no waiting around as with ebay.

Click here:
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/g/winston-graham/

Hope you enjoy "The Stranger from the Sea !  smile

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Hi Mrs. P. I have finally worked out, after wandering through the many pages of the society, that The Angry Tide was the last episode of the T.V. series, so The Stranger from the sea is the book I should read to continue the story (or does anyone know anything different ?
Many thanks for your help


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Date: Mar 11 12:06 PM, 2009
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Hiya JoanB,biggrin

 

If you look further down the forum page , you'll see 'The 12 poldark novels and other WG books' might be an idea to look in there, obviously you know which ones to avoid.

Mrs Psmile 



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Hi Bev. Welcome to the Poldark forums.  :)

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I watched the 1st and 2nd series when they were originally screened, and then read all the books,so I know there are some of the books not filmed. My question is - which books were on T.V. and which book should I start reading to continue the story ? Joan B.

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This new developing topic kindly transferred by Mrs. P. across to "General Discussions" - "McWorster meets the cast".



-- Edited by Greg at 17:05, 2009-03-06

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Date: Mar 5 12:24 AM, 2009
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Hi McWorster.

A cyberfriend who I am in touch with on the Internet Movie Database Forums...
(IMDF) sent me some DVDs of The Story of the Costume Drama (With Poldark excepts) and The Cult of Poldark,which I enjoyed enormously.

In one of those,I think it was The  Cult of Poldark,there where a few scenes where quite a few folk in costume where objecting to the new Poldark series in the mid 90's  (forgotten what it was called...)

Where you there??


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Hi to all newcomers, im still fairly new myself but feel that poldark has been part of my life for so long that any fans of the books or series are immediately like an extended family!
Robin Ellis was/is a very attractive leading man and was the perfect Ross. I had the good fortune to meet him a couple of times around 1993 when i was a member of the Poldark Appreciation Society. They organised several annual luncheons which were attended by various cast members. I also met Angharrad Rhys, Jane Whymark and the man himself Winston Graham. THey were great events and were held at lovely venues in london. Robin Ellis was delightful , very courteous and patient with the hordes of middleaged ladies who sighed with delight everytime he moved! He was there for several hours and was still signing autographs and posing for photos when i left.   

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Zacky wrote:
It's a shame that the TV series was made in the middle of the whole series of books, so it can't really be wrapped up properly. It's got the definite feel of a 'let's do another series' ending and seems a bit rushed. I have no idea if more were intended (I guess that rather depends on whether the TV people thought they might wait until WG had written another Poldark book or if they had some idea they might take it in a new direction themselves), but it's a shame it all ended with a few loose ends.

This has long been the rub unfortunately, but rather than reveal a lot of what went on behind the scenes at the time try to find a copy of WG's interesting autobiography "Memoirs of a Private Man" as it contains a great deal of other fascinating historical insights as well. And whilst I sometimes pick up a copy to check something, I've actually read it three times which I think says a lot about his non-fiction skills. I've also read nearly all of his other books and of his non-fiction "The Spanish Armadas" was excellent, whilst his "Poldark's Cornwall" is very illuminating as it clearly portrays his deep love of Cornwall. The best of his fiction for me was, unusually perhaps, "Cordelia" (based I gather on stories he heard from his mother), otherwise of course there's "Marnie" which was made into an international film and featured pre-007 Sean Connery in the lead role.

Never crossed my mind before but what an interesting thought - imagine if WG had chosen Connery to play Ross instead !

"Poldark....Ross Poldark......"
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to say that we finally get to see Jeremy and Clowance in the final episode...
I've seen it all now. It's a shame that the TV series was made in the middle of the whole series of books, so it can't really be wrapped up properly. It's got the definite feel of a 'let's do another series' ending and seems a bit rushed. I have no idea if more were intended (I guess that rather depends on whether the TV people thought they might wait until WG had written another Poldark book or if they had some idea they might take it in a new direction themselves), but it's a shame it all ended with a few loose ends. (I don't think I'm giving anything away to newbies here)


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Hiya Bevbiggrin

 

A warm welcome from me too, yes, it's easy to forget how handsome RE is/wassmile'


Zacky, now you mention it, there is mention of children quite often in the 2nd series, I've been away for a few days so haven't had time to watch the last 2 episodes yet, I'm beside myselfsmile  Thank god for Sky+!!

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Just catching up on the last two episodes. The thing I find funny about the second series is the constant mention of children, who never appear in the Poldark household (so difficult to deal with pesky child actors). From series 1, it was the fact that Nicholas Warleggan was eating in every scene.

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Hi Bev and a warm welcome to the Forum ! party.gifbiggrin

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Hi all
Just finished watching last episode on UK History.  I did watch the originals back when I was 10ish! I don't quite know what I will do without my Poldark fix! - ok, maybe I will read the books (again!) or buy the DVDs but it's not quite the same as looking forward to an episode weekly (as in the 70s) or nightly (as in now).
Still, it's great that this forum is here! And it is nice to know that Robin Ellis is as gorgeous as I remembered him!

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