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Date: Feb 8 10:23 PM, 2017
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Thanks for this Mrs. G I thought I'd heard of tooth and nails somewhere....



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Date: Feb 8 9:22 PM, 2017
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Mrs Gimlett wrote:

I have just found these few sentences in a first edition of Poldark's Cornwall.

WG is discussing Television Poldark (the 70s series) and this is what he says;

'It has always been my principle to offer no public criticism or comment on any film or television play taken from my books because, though I would fight tooth and nail to prevent anyone altering a single comma in the books without explicit permission, where a translation into a new medium occurs, there have to be alterations' ...&etc 

Just another spanner to throw in the works about the editing.  confuse


 Thank you for drawing attention to this Mrs G. I have a first edition of Poldark's Cornwall and I shall take a look. WG also wrote something along these lines in his Memoirs though not in quite such strong terms.



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Date: Feb 8 7:32 PM, 2017
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I have just found these few sentences in a first edition of Poldark's Cornwall.

WG is discussing Television Poldark (the 70s series) and this is what he says;

'It has always been my principle to offer no public criticism or comment on any film or television play taken from my books because, though I would fight tooth and nail to prevent anyone altering a single comma in the books without explicit permission, where a translation into a new medium occurs, there have to be alterations' ...&etc 

Just another spanner to throw in the works about the editing.  confuse



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Date: Dec 28 4:48 PM, 2016
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That particular edition of Ross Poldark is a PanMacmillan copy.  If you look in the front of any of the first 4 Pan Mac Poldark books, it credits Werner Laurie as the first publisher.  However, this is incorrect.  The first editions were all published by Ward, Lock.  WG states in his memoirs that they are his publishers. 

Someone or some company has been playing dirty tricks with copyright.  It must have happened some while ago and perhaps should be brought to the attention of Pan Mac. 



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Date: Dec 25 3:37 PM, 2016
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I used to be a member of the City of Westminster Library in London and was looking a few days ago at all the Winston Graham books they had, when I noticed in the link below that Ross Poldark was originally published by Werner Laurie in 1945 who I've never heard of before. I've checked my own latest copy by Pan Macmillan and it says the same.

Has anyone else read or heard the name of Werner Laurie claiming to be the original publishers of Poldark as all my four first editions state that Ward Lock is the publisher?

https://elibrary.westminster.gov.uk/client/en_GB/wcc/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:1199456/ada?qu=Ross&ic=true&ps=300

Stella



-- Edited by Stella Poldark on Sunday 25th of December 2016 03:59:54 PM

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