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Date: Dec 5 1:22 PM, 2017
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Thankyou Mrs G. 

I am very much a book person and working on my daughter, she is a keen reader but at present her taste is more towards the sci-fi, post apocalyptic-type genres (not my taste at all!) but she enjoys watching the show so its a start. 

Sadly I don't own any of the first editions although I have read a few extracts on line. Prices seem to have rocketed recently and are outside of my price range at present so unless I get lucky in a charity shop I will have to stick with my well-thumbed 1970's copies for now.

A dish of tea would be most welcome after a bracing walk over Hendrawna Beach....

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Date: Dec 3 9:26 AM, 2017
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Welcome to the forum, Debra.

As you can tell from your perusing of the posts, we are quite vociferous about many subjects!  Another voice airing her views is a welcome prospect. 

It sounds as though you are very much a 'book' person, as opposed to the TV series - excellent.  Continue to encourage your daughter to read the books; I found the same thing with my children, they came to it eventually and now one of them is truly hooked.

Are you fortunate in having any first editions?

Come into Nampara kitchen when you are in the area and I'll brew you a dish of tea...

Mrs G 



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Date: Dec 2 7:13 PM, 2017
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Hi Stella,

 

I've been dipping in and out of the discussions for a few months now but haven't really had time to contribute myself. Finally it was all too tempting and I guess I am just going to have to make time! 



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Thankyou for your welcome.

Such a difficult question to answer as there are so many passages I love, it's a bit like asking me which of my children I love the most! Just a few that spring instantly to mind are the night of the pilchard catch, the time Ross almost to his surprise realises that he is happy (is it as he and Demelza walk back from Trenwith? Can't quite remember) and he tells himself to hold on to the feeling, Drake speaking to Morwenna in The Angry Tide about how much there is to love and the heartbreaking exchange between Demelza and Cuby in The Twisted Sword as Demelza is rereading Geoffrey Charles' letter. The last one makes me cry every single time. I love Winston Graham's writing, at times it is sublime and so very moving.

I have very fond memories of watching the first adaptation on tv as a teenager with my mum but haven't seen it for many years now and my memory of it is a little sketchy. At the time I thought it was wonderful. I had high hopes for the new series which I watched with my teenage daughter (history repeating itself!) and found the first few episodes promising as the characters seemed, apart from a couple of exceptions, mostly to be quite true to the books. Some of the dialogue was lifted straight from the page too and I was taken in by DH's assurance that she would stay true to the books. Well, that didn't last did it?! I do like Aidan Turner's Ross, I think he conveys the depth of character and restless spirit so well but hate how almost emasculated the character has become in recent episodes. An awful lot of what is being portrayed now is simply not how people would have behaved in the 18th century and that irritates the hell out of me. My 15 year old daughter however enjoys it - having never read the novels, despite my encouragement to do so, she can look at the new series as a stand alone piece whereas I can't detach myself sufficiently from the books no matter how hard I try. 



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Date: Dec 2 12:43 AM, 2017
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Debra wrote:

Just a few lines to introduce myself. I have been a Poldark fan for many years, both book and tv (although not so much the more recent episodes no). I have read the books more times than I can remember and still enjoy browsing through them and occasionally treating myself to a complete re-read of the whole series. I have enjoyed following some of the discussions on this forum and thought it was about time I joined officially so I can join in. I am really looking forward to chatting with like-minded Poldarkians! Best wishes to all.


 Welcome Debra. I look forward to reading your posts. How long have you been following discussions here? You will know that you are not alone in your feelings about Series 2 and 3.



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Date: Dec 1 9:33 PM, 2017
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A warm welcome to the forum Debra even if the weather is a little bit on the cold side, look forwards to hearing your thoughts and views after so many years in Poldark land.

What do you consider to be your most favourite passage in the books and which of the two TV series do you prefer the most, the original one or the current one ?

Hope you enjoy it all....



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Just a few lines to introduce myself. I have been a Poldark fan for many years, both book and tv (although not so much the more recent episodes no). I have read the books more times than I can remember and still enjoy browsing through them and occasionally treating myself to a complete re-read of the whole series. I have enjoyed following some of the discussions on this forum and thought it was about time I joined officially so I can join in. I am really looking forward to chatting with like-minded Poldarkians! Best wishes to all.



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