Hi LRKM, Isn't it great to discover more books!
I'm in Australia & the most recent Poldark tv series has just aired here. Loads of interested new readers for Mr. Graham's wonderful works I expect. Happy Reading!
Like Ross says, welcome to the Forum, it's great to have you aboard, and although you'll find that in these days of Facebook etc, we're not the busiest Forum in the world, we are certainly devoted to, and probably quite nerdish as well about this wonderful world of Poldark. Like yourself, I originally discovered these amazing people through the original TV Series, and have been fairly besotted ever since. Also like yourself, I have also read, and re-read, my original books almost to the point of destruction, but was lucky enough in WG's Centenary year to become aware of, and to purchase, Macmillan's special Centenary edition of all twelve books. These I started reading once again as the new Series was first broadcast here in the UK. Having finished them all a week or two ago, I now feel bereft yet again at having no further means of entering the Poldark world after the end of book twelve.
I rather think that in his reply to your post, Ross has summarised the essence of what makes WG's creation of Poldark so realistic when he writes that immediately you have started to read the Saga yet one more time, "you feel you're physically in the same room with all the characters".
As you read your way through the post initial seven books, you may well find that there are certain new characters or story lines that sit uneasily with your "first seven" memories, but by the end of Book Twelve you will I'm sure, still be as in love with Mr Graham's masterful creation, as amazed by his writing and research, and undoubtedly like me, wanting to go straight back to the beginning and to start all over again. About how many other author's work can that be said? I guess the reason must be because WG's writing about Poldark comes across, almost, as a real history of real people. What a creative genius the man was.
PS Have you not already discovered it, Robin Ellis has a personal Web Page on which he Blogs, several times a month, mainly about his foodie activities, but also with personal glimpses, and occasional references to his Poldark life/lives, plus info on how to order his Poldark memoir, "Making Poldark". From here you can also subscribe to an eMail post of his Blog. Check it out here. www.robin-ellis.net
Hi and a very warm welcome to the forum LRKM. In fact WG wrote 12 novels in the end details of which you can find on our website plus a lot of other information....
Like most of us on here and even after so long we've only got to open one of the books to quickly find something and we're still reading an hour or two later, never ceasing to be amazed how despite knowing all 12 books almost backwards, WG can so easily transport you back into a familiar scene so well that time and time again you feel you're physically in the same room with all the characters. One of our members once put it very neatly saying that "Imagination is the Cinema of the Mind" which I think sums up WG's amazing skills to absolute perfection.
Hope you enjoy it all....
"Perfection is a full stop .... Ever the climbing but never the attaining Of the mountain top." W.G.
Hello. I live in Winnipeg, Canada. A few months ago I became aware that a new Poldark TV series would soon be airing here on Masterpiece Theatre. This brought back memories of myself, as a young girl, being captivated by the 1975 series with Robin Ellis and Angharad Rees. I read all the books available at the time at least twice (perhaps more, if the tattered condition of the binding on my copy of Ross Poldark is any indication). Those old books still occupied space on my bookshelf, and hearing about the new series I decided to read them again, as a grownup! Well, I powered through all seven novels and fell in love with them all over again. After finishing the last one I suspected (or hoped) that Mr. Graham may have written more. I was delighted to discover that there now ARE more! I am in recent possession of the next three, but haven't started reading them yet. I got stuck into Dickens' Little Dorritt in the meantime...and must finish it before I begin with Stranger From the Sea. One cannot rush Dickens, but so I'm excited to continue the series, I'm doing my best! I'm also glad to see there's a community who shares my interests Thanks for your site!.