Hi JoanB, and a warm welcome to the Forum 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 !
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 P
This new developing topic kindly transferred by Mrs. P. across to "General Discussions" - "McWorster meets the cast".
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......"________________________ Edit: just remembered this url for all WG's books which I've found to be the quickest and best overall - http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/g/winston-graham/
A warm welcome from me too, yes, it's easy to forget how handsome RE is/was'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 myself Thank god for Sky+!!
Mrs P (Who's happy to be a silver surfer)