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Date: Nov 26 7:57 AM, 2017
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You're welcome, Dave.



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WOW. Thanks for all that information, will be useful for me. 



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Date: Nov 24 11:31 PM, 2017
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Stella Poldark wrote:
Dave wrote:

Thanks Stella for the info. Are first editions only sold by antiquarians book dealers? 


 You might get one on Ebay - I think that is where I got mine from. Abebooks tend to be expensive but you could try them. This book should not be expensive. I recall I paid £12 for mine. Dark mare might be a person to ask as she seems to find the second hand books at low prices. Good luck. If I see one I will let you know.


Did someone call my name?

Dave, I found first editions of "Demelza," "Jeremy Poldark" and "Warleggan" at www.timkcbooks.com, a bookdealer in Penzance, Cornwall, accessible through Abe.com. I paid £10 each for "Jeremy Poldark" and "Warleggan" and £25 for "Demelza." (Because there is a minimum weight of 1.5 kilograms for the book rate, a bit of ballast -- in the form of a first edition of "The Angry Tide" -- was enclosed so I suppose I should say I paid that £25 for first editions of "Demelza" and "The Angry Tide.") The postage, packing and insurance charges were £11 for the box containing "Demelza" and £18.50 for the other one. My total expenditure for four first editions delivered to California was £74.50 (about $100).  I can't guarantee you will be as lucky, but it is worth checking. Sadly, I have not found a first edition copy of "Ross Poldark" in my price range yet, but I live in hope.

Oh, one more thing, you are looking for the first editions published by Ward Lock.  



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Date: Nov 24 10:14 AM, 2017
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Mrs Gimlett wrote:

Have you noticed, Stella, how in the new edition of Poldark's Cornwall the photograph captioned Falmouth harbour is in fact St Mawes!

 


 Mo, Mrs G - I had not noticed it but then I've not read it cover to cover as I haven't made time to do this. The novels always seem to come first but I will certainly look at this.



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Date: Nov 24 9:34 AM, 2017
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Have you noticed, Stella, how in the new edition of Poldark's Cornwall the photograph captioned Falmouth harbour is in fact St Mawes!

Yes, Dave, for all lovers of WGs work his memoirs are a must read.  Ask Santa straight away...



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Dave wrote:

Thanks Stella for the info. Are first editions only sold by antiquarians book dealers? 


 You might get one on Ebay - I think that is where I got mine from. Abebooks tend to be expensive but you could try them. This book should not be expensive. I recall I paid £12 for mine. Dark mare might be a person to ask as she seems to find the second hand books at low prices. Good luck. If I see one I will let you know.



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Thanks Stella for the info. Are first editions only sold by antiquarians book dealers? 



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Dave wrote:

I don' have much knowledge about Winston Graham and his family. His autobiography is on my to read list, does everyone recommend I read it? Should I move it up to the front of my list? I can see how he and his family wouldn't like mess with the Poldark Saga. Do they have legal protection to keep this from happening? 


 Dave I can recommend WG's memoirs but also the first edition of 'Poldark's Cornwall'. I recommend the first edition because all of it was written by WG. There is a new edition which his son Andrew has had some input into and many of the original photographs in the first edition have been replaced by more recent ones.



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I don' have much knowledge about Winston Graham and his family. His autobiography is on my to read list, does everyone recommend I read it? Should I move it up to the front of my list? I can see how he and his family wouldn't like mess with the Poldark Saga. Do they have legal protection to keep this from happening? 



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Welcome, Nampara Breeze.

Hope you enjoy joining in with all our discussions, hopes, fears and dreams.

One dream which I think will never become reality is further books.  Although Bella P concludes without tying up all the loose ends, I doubt very much if the Graham family will ever sanction a continuation of the Poldarks.  Rightly so in my opinion, although I would love to know more, WGs creations were like his children and developed organically.  No one else would have the same touch as Winston.

Mrs G



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Date: Nov 23 6:05 AM, 2017
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I hope it never does happen.  I'm sure we've all had our fantasies about what happens in their lives and it would be impossible to please everyone.  I don't believe anyone could do it justice.  We're so lucky to have 12 large books and they are enough. Besides, bad things would have to happen to them!  The Gone With the Wind sequel was disappointing to me and not memorable.



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Interesting thought. It wouldn't surprise me if it were to happen. 



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Date: Nov 21 8:06 PM, 2017
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Thanks Dave. Iām looking forward to sharing my thoughts with like- minded folk. Iāve often wondered if one day someone will be brave enough to take the Poldark dynasty further by penning more stories which might have taken place after Bella. Of course it wouldnāt be the wonderful work of WG but Death Comes To Pemberley worked very well without Ms Austen and thereās a huge fan base out there who canāt get enough, so who knows?

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Welcome to Poldardian Land. You express yourself so well I am looking forward to reading your thoughts and opinions on these boards. 



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A warm welcome to the forum Nampara breeze. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and views about the many different aspects of the Poldark world after so long....

Ross smile



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I have been reading posts for so long on this forum and have always admired peoples in-depth knowledge of Winston Grahams 12 books about Ross Poldark and his family. I am a devoted fan of the original material and also love the audio books narrated mainly by Oliver Hemborough. Of course, the current TV adaptation gives fans like me a chance to immerse themselves again in the life of these compelling Cornish folk with the added bonus of beautiful cinematography and superb acting. However, I, like so many on this forum, have reservations about the modern spin put on certain characters by the screenwriters. Series 4 covers some of my favourite parts of the story. Lets just say Im interested to see how it develops and I pray that they handle some of the beautiful Ross and Demelza scenes with respect for WGs sublime writing. 



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