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Date: Mar 2 6:29 PM, 2014
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I didn't really know where to post these but I didn't know if anyone had seen them, we've randomly just come across these pics on the internet;

Just thought they looked nice



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Hi there 'pint-of-mild', a very warm welcome to the forum.  I'm sure you will enjoy being a part of it, especially at this exciting point in time when we're waiting with bated breath to hear about the casting of the new production.  Our big wish is that this new series will bring a whole host of new WG admirers on board and a surge of new interest in his amazing books.  Let's hope so eh? smile



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Date: Nov 14 10:36 PM, 2013
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Welcome Aboard 'pint-of-mild' :)) There is a link to the Facebook page, here at the top....have fun!

Love Bella



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Date: Nov 7 1:36 PM, 2013
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Hi, and thanks for the tip about the fb page - I'll take a look. I've never read any of Winston Graham's other books, but I'll definitely have a go. I found his writing style so page-turning.

I'm near Manchester in England.

I just can't imagine who they might cast for the new version, as RE and AR are so stuck in my head as Ross and Demelza. I wouldn't like to be the person making the casting decisions for something that's so dear to so many people...I think it'll be very hard to get right as everyone has their own interpretations of characters. I thought that when I watched the Terry --chett adaptations (bit off topic, I know), many of the actors chosen just didn't work for me.



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Hi pint-of-mild and welcome! Where are you? We have people from all over here - I'm in Australia. I bet you, like the rest of us are eager to find out who has been cast in the new Poldark series!
By the way, if you are on Facebook, you might be interested to join a Winston Graham page which is moderated by several people on this forum - it's at www.facebook.com/WinstonGrahamAuthorOfPoldarkAndSoMuchMore. If you love Poldark, you will love WG's other books too - especially the historical fiction ones Forgotten Story, Grove of Eagles and Cordelia.

Have fun - I look forward to some lively discussions with you!


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Date: Nov 5 8:57 PM, 2013
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Hello pint-of-mild - love the star gazey pie image!

I'm sure you'll enjoy being part of the forum.

best wishes

Verity



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Date: Nov 5 7:10 PM, 2013
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Welcome pint-of-mild! As the others have said, You'l find loads here to satisfy your cravings!



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Date: Nov 5 4:51 PM, 2013
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That's some great info about the abridgments, I only bought my copies of the books as I read them so they were quite recent prints, so I'd be very interested to read the parts that we're removed. I'll definitely check out the links you've specified.

When I read the books, it was very exciting to see the changes that the BBC made and speculate why. It was strange to reach the stage in the books where the series finished, like starting a new story altogether.

I suppose that reading them knowing there is a solid ending was very different to not knowing when the last book would come. Although I had a sense of achievement and pleasure when I finished 'Bella', I felt somehow lost, as I didn't know what I could possibly read next!!



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Date: Nov 5 10:55 AM, 2013
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Hi and a very warm welcome to the forum pint of mild - nice name !

As Dwight says you'll find a lot of keen Poldark fans on here who drop by from time to time so you'll always be in good company. Personally, I find the books never tire much preferring them to the videos which apart from the many unnecessary liberties and deviations from the books could never begin to scratch the surface being somebody else's interpretation and nothing more. You're also very lucky to have been able to read all 12 books from start to finish, whereas many of us had to wait for WG's next book never knowing if it was going to be the last. I'm not sure but I also think you're probably the first member we've had to have done this, so it would be very interesting to hear how you felt as you went along knowing that the 12th book was definitely the last. And how you felt and looked back on it all when you reached the end of Bella.

I also think you'll be interested to know that the first 4 books WG wrote from 1945 to 1952 (we call them the First Editions) were much edited down when they were next printed in about 1966 or so, and contain a lot of wonderful material that many feel should never have been removed in the first place, it's still hard to tell why. Look in "Poldark Experts" under "Most Popular Topics" it's at the top....

Hope you enjoy it all and have lots of fun chats !

Ross smile

If you enter "Starry Gazey Pie" into the Search box at the top you'll find the topic's been discussed about 10 times....




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Date: Nov 5 7:30 AM, 2013
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Thank you, Dwight, for a warm welcome.



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Date: Nov 4 9:42 PM, 2013
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Hello, and welcome,

Well, I was lucky enough to find Poldark when the television series was first broadcast all those years ago, and I've yet to get over it, (which also shows my advancing years). I've watched the videos many times, and read and re-read the books even more times, yet to get fed up, and find something new, some new little details every time. Having come from the TV series, when I first read all seven books then available, back to back, for the first time, it was arguably the most satisfying read I've ever experienced, so I well understand your immersion in the world of Poldark, and my wife STILL doesn't get it even forty years down line.

You'll find lots of other devoted Poldark addicts here, all delighted to welcome you, and discuss as much, or even more than you can imagine, about all things Poldark.

Welcome again

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Date: Nov 4 9:27 PM, 2013
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I just wanted to say hello to everyone and thank you for letting me join up. It's quite an exciting prospect discovering this forum and other people who are Poldark fans!!

I was born in 1985, so people are often very surprised that I've even heard of Poldark, let alone watched the BBC series probably over a hundred times! A couple of years ago, I decided to read the books and was captivated from the very first page. I couldn't put the books down and my husband found it most amusing how into the story I was. He was saying "but it's not real!", he still doesn't get it.

I'm about to start reading the books again, as once (like the videos I wore out as a child), is never enough...



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