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Date: Mar 17 9:44 AM, 2012
RE: Verity Poldark
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Verity is one of my favourite characters in poldark ( I named my daughter after her) and i wish there were more information about her marriage to Blamey. she only featured sporadically once married and we never really learn how or if indeed she ever did, win over the daughter of blamey and his first wife.



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Date: Mar 15 1:18 AM, 2012
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Sabrina wrote:

Verity was Ross's cousin and Francis's sister.  She and Ross were very close, I think Ross thought of her almost as his own sister.  I agree, she is much less rash and impulsive than the other Poldarks.  She was afraid of ending up an "old maid" like Aunt Agatha, which WOULD have been a shame.  I agree, her marriage to Andrew was a very happy one, in spite of everyone's worst fears.


I would argue that Verity, Francis, Ross, and Dwight are brothers and sister (Dwight saves Francis, and acts as Ross' wiser brother). The Four Swans are sisters.

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Date: Mar 14 5:43 PM, 2012
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Verity was Ross's cousin and Francis's sister.  She and Ross were very close, I think Ross thought of her almost as his own sister.  I agree, she is much less rash and impulsive than the other Poldarks.  She was afraid of ending up an "old maid" like Aunt Agatha, which WOULD have been a shame.  I agree, her marriage to Andrew was a very happy one, in spite of everyone's worst fears.



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Date: May 30 8:03 AM, 2011
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I miss seeing more of the Blameys. James would seem a natural fit with the Poldark Crew.

Verity and Clowance are definitely closely linked. See Clowance's admiration for Trenwith, GC, and the gift brooch left for her by Agatha. The Falmouth years for Clowance linked her very closely with Verity (see Andrew taking her aboard ships for visits like a daughter).



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Verity Poldark



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No, that would be Ossie... :)

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Date: Apr 22 10:11 PM, 2010
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Surely you are not suggesting that Andrew Blamey was MR Collins though??? lol!



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Date: Apr 22 10:05 PM, 2010
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I think there was probably a whole subplot involving James and Esther Blamey. Not fair that Verity got the Charlotte Collins treatment (with Demelza as Elizabeth Bennet).

Clowance had a much closer relationship with the Blamey's, as evidenced by young Andrew's crush on Clowance. Clowance is the more "Ross" of the two surviving daughters, so there is a natural affinity for her from Verity.

Verity proves a better mother for James, and grandmother for James' children. I can also see Juanna showing up in Falmouth/Flushing- Verity is the natural replacement for Elizabeth as grandmother. I can also see a Juanna/Clowance aunt/niece plotline. Harriet Warleggan, and her children may come into play.

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Date: Apr 18 1:41 PM, 2010
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Verity is unlike the other Poldark family memebers in the fact she doesn't show signs of covertness! She doesn't make rash choices and is more calm and kind.

I can understand her need to leave Francis's home. I found his feelings towards her unnerving. I was a little disapointed that we don't see more of her after her marriage. I wondered how her situtation with her step daughter Esther would develop, but i don't think it was mentioned again.
I like her friendship with Demelza as Francis and Elizabeth rejected her.

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In keeping with all of WG's female characters, Verity was a wonderfully strong woman, extremely unselfish, compassionate, reliable and capable of devoted and unwavering love.  I always get the impression from his books that Verity was very happily married to Andrew Blamey, despite his long absences away at sea, her life completed by the birth of her son who she doted on, although I felt he never grew into the kind of young man I would have wished Verity's son to be.  It's such a shame she never had another child, a daughter would have been so wonderful for her, coming as she did from a male dominated household; I always think she missed out here.  She obviously played a large part in Clowance's life, and was very much the beloved and trusted Aunt, who Clowance felt she could turn to and confide in, this must have been a great joy for Verity.

In series 2 I think that Verity's place as close female friend and support in Ross's life was largely filled by his friendship with Caroline, who became his close friend and confidante.  I am sure that if the story were to miraculously extend beyond Bella, we would see Verity emerge again and I always imagine that she was very much part of the close Poldark family circle in the later lives of our lovely family.



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Date: Aug 19 8:48 PM, 2009
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Namparagirl mentioned to me that she wished Verity had featured more in the second series of Poldark and it made me wonder why Verity did not appear more in the books after her marriage to Capt Blamey. I think it would have been very interesting to see how their marriage worked out in more detail. I wonder if WG intended to write more storylines about the Blameys or whether he felt their story was told. I think he may have got caught up in other storylines because he did start to describe the rather tense relationship Verity had with her stepdaughter but never continued . Was this a deliberate oversight or a storyline he meant to go back to but never found a way? I feel there was more to tell about the kindly Verity and her life but i guess this is one more example of the genius of WG who created such believable wonderfully interesting characters that we always want to know more about.

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