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RE: Most liked non-Poldark books by WG
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Hello Sheep of Demelza, what a lovely part of the world you live in. The two novels you mention are favourites of mine too, esp. The Walking stick, so gripping, pardon the pun!



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I have always been fond of Cordelia. There is a place not too far from where I live, that the Main East West Highway, merges with the North South bypass that separates the Wine Growing Region of California (Napa Valley) with the Great Central Valley. This is called Cordelia junction. I can not drive through it, without thinking of Winston Graham.

The other Non Poldark book I liked (Which I have never seen the Movie with it's "Surprising shock Ending") is the Walking Stick, Probably my favorite of the "Modern" books. That is if a 40 or 50 year old book can be considered Modern.

I am also guilty of liking the Book and film of Marnie. Each different in it's own way. While Hitchcock made later films, Marnie for me will always be Hitchcock's last really great film. Most of his "team" by then had retired or passed on. Then there is something about his fake, hyper real sets, like the Howard Johnson's scene. The book on the other hand takes the hyper realism in a completely different direction.

These were all books one found in second hand or surplus stores, often priced at the lowest value. Interesting the true measure of success. That so many copies were printed, that many were sold as wastepaper. I doubt that modern print runs are even close to what these pulp paperbacks did back in the 1950s and 1960s. Where they print on the cover, how many millions sold. Most of these probably turned brown, fell apart as the cheap glue holding the bindings turned to powder.

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Mrs G, this book sounds very interesting! I've never heard of it no. I wonder how much of the analysis we would agree with!!! & 'personal life!!!???' Oh my!

Gaby Alez, will have to look them up.

Always make for great discussion your posts.



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Very interesting about the spotlight book on WG thanks Mrs. G. I've just opened a new thread above this one "Reviews & Analyses of WG's works"....



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I have just trawled through all the WG books available on Amazon - and there are many of them - ranging from first editions of some non-Poldark books to an audio book under the title Classical Romances - P&P and Ross P, narrated by Martin Shaw. Also there is a book which may interest us Poldarquians, wait for it, the title is not for the fainthearted,' The Essential Writer's Guide - Spotlight on Winston Graham, including his personal life, Analysis of his best-sellers such as the Poldark series, The Tumbled House & Marnie, Apadtations & More' by Gaby Alez, paperback 15.99 published 25th April 2012. Anyone else heard of this?



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Date: Aug 17 9:56 AM, 2012
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Posted by Ross Poldark....

It's been so long since I read most of WG's other books that I've forgotten them so be great to read some reviews of them all sometime as I remember I liked Cordelia and The Forgotten Story the best and keep meaning to read them both again. I also liked Night Without Stars too....

Very interesting so copying these last three posts into WG Experts at the bottom so could we carry it on down there.... ?



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Posted by Smollett....

Bronny, I have most of WG's thrillers/novels outside of Poldark & you're welcome to borrow them.



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Posted by Bronny....

I really must buy his thrillers - I've got all the historical fiction - loved Cordelia, Grove of Eagles and The Forgotten Story..



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