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Date: Jul 12 9:39 AM, 2017
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Hello Dave

The James Herriot books are set in the Yorkshire Dales which are about thirty miles to the west of the North York Moors. That is another area of wild moorland but dominated by a limestone landscape. They are both great areas to walk in.

Also close by to where I live are the Pennine Moorlands where the Bronte sisters were inspired to write their novels.

Elizabeth Gaskell set one of her lesser known novels on the North York Moors. It is her only historical novel and is set in the same time period as the Poldark novels. It is called 'Silvia's Lovers' and although written in a very different style to the Poldark novels, it has some excellent historical descriptions as well as being a very poignant love story.



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Date: Jul 12 9:37 AM, 2017
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Good Day and Welcome to you, Moorland Rambler.

I hope you enjoy all the Forum has to offer.  You join us at a good time and am delighted to see your main focus is the books.  Perhaps you can tell us on some of the other threads how you came to the books and caught the Poldark bug.

 

Mrs G

Pop round to Nampara kitchen when you are in to Cornwall and we'll share a dish o' tay!  biggrin



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Date: Jul 11 11:33 PM, 2017
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Isn't that the locations of the James Harriott books?

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Date: Jul 11 6:46 AM, 2017
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Welcome to this great forum, Moorland Rambler.

I noticed that your introduction is the 100th topic posted on this thread. Maybe that means you are the hundredth member? How exciting.



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Date: Jul 10 8:47 PM, 2017
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Moorland Rambler wrote:

I am looking forward to contributing to the lively discussions across the range of the Poldark novels with some input relating to the TV series. My main focus will be on the books, initially the seven describing the period from1783 to 1800.

For those of you who don't know the Yorkshire coast, there are some similarities with Cornwall, particularly across the North York Moors which contain wild areas of boggy heathland and stretch many miles to meet towering cliffs at the sea. Tiny fishing villages such as Staithes and Robin Hoods Bay used to be smugglers' haunts and be subject to the sporadic raids of the press gangs. So although I can't be in Cornwall very often, I can soak up the scenery in Yorkshire and occasionally indulge in some Demelzaesque imaginings.


 Welcome to the group Moorland Rambler. Although I live in the S.E. of England I have visited the North York Moors several times and been to Staithes and Robin Hoods Bay so I share your love of that area. I have just returned from a week in Cornwall visiting the coves and the headlands and there are similarities.



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Date: Jul 10 8:45 PM, 2017
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A warm welcome to our busy forum Moorland Rambler, plenty of topics going back quite a few years to explore as well so hope you enjoy it all....smile



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Date: Jul 10 7:29 PM, 2017
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I am looking forward to contributing to the lively discussions across the range of the Poldark novels with some input relating to the TV series. My main focus will be on the books, initially the seven describing the period from1783 to 1800.

For those of you who don't know the Yorkshire coast, there are some similarities with Cornwall, particularly across the North York Moors which contain wild areas of boggy heathland and stretch many miles to meet towering cliffs at the sea. Tiny fishing villages such as Staithes and Robin Hoods Bay used to be smugglers' haunts and be subject to the sporadic raids of the press gangs. So although I can't be in Cornwall very often, I can soak up the scenery in Yorkshire and occasionally indulge in some Demelzaesque imaginings.



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