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Date: Jun 21 12:16 AM, 2018
RE: Better late than never
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Hi again, Mini, just noticed that you replied to me further down, and the answer is "no - never too hot for me!". It is now June and I am a winter-hater, and longing for spring. Sorry for the late reply, but I haven't been back to the forum due to lots of personal events this year.



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Date: Jan 12 11:08 PM, 2018
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I so agree, Mrs G. It's clear that Ross and Demelza are settling into what will be - barring accidents - a pleasant last few decades, and to diffuse the storyline by following the children and grandchildren would have taken it away from the two main characters. I much prefer stories like life, where the future is never certain.



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Date: Jan 11 7:13 PM, 2018
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Welcome to our forum, Mini.

I am back in circulation after a hectic time over Christmas. 

The great thing about the end of Bella P is it allows the reader to imagine what happens in the future with the family - do all the marriages go ahead, what do Ross and Demelza plan.  Having so many open ends, the possibilities are endless.  Much nicer and more interesting than ending with a death.

Let your imagination continue the story...

Mrs G



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Date: Jan 7 11:01 PM, 2018
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Hello, Fijane. Not too hot for you, I hope.

 

I just closed the 12th book with a bit of a happy snuffle - what a ride that one was! - and now I shall safely plunge into all the threads. (I'm the sort of reader who never peeps at the last page. I even occasionaly cover part of a page with my hand in case I accidentally see a critical plot point.)



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Date: Jan 6 1:15 AM, 2018
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Hi Mini, great to have another Aussie here. We usually run about a week behind with the series episodes, so take care next season if you don't like spoilers.

I am in NSW but with lots of rellies in Melbourne, so I love it there too. I also recently did a full read-through (re-read) of the books. It is a wonderful experience.

 



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Date: Jan 3 10:56 PM, 2018
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You'll enjoy them Mini!

 



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Date: Jan 3 8:43 PM, 2018
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Smollett wrote:

Hello Mini. I'm here in Australia too (Semaphore, nr Adelaide) & enjoyed your post. WG was an extraordinary writer who enthralls me still.


 Hi Smollett. I'm in Melbourne. As soon as I finish the 12th book I'll be going in search of other WG works.



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Date: Jan 2 10:46 PM, 2018
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Hello Mini. I'm here in Australia too (Semaphore, nr Adelaide) & enjoyed your post. WG was an extraordinary writer who enthralls me still.



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Date: Jan 2 1:14 PM, 2018
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 but best of all, what fabulous insight into the human condition. 

Yes W.G. writes about humanity.  Love and hate, good and evil, sin and forgiveness, heroism and cowardice, beauty and ugliness, charity-justice and corruption, it is all in these stories



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Date: Jan 2 10:41 AM, 2018
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A very warm welcome to the forum Mini and an interesting first post, we have a few other like minded Australian members who look in from time to time as well. Many others have come to the books after seeing the TV series too, whilst a few including myself had read the books first and feel it will always be impossible to put it onto the screen as they can only ever be interpretations by others though the audiobooks are very good. I would recommend you read WG's autobiography "Memoirs of a Private Man" as it is very revealing all round, you'll probably be able to buy it in Australia but go for the hardback copy as illustrated in the link below.

https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=22682686960&searchurl=tn%3Dmemoirs%2Bprivate%2Bman%26sortby%3D17%26an%3Dwinston%2Bgraham&cm_sp=snippet-_-srp1-_-title6

Look forwards to hearing your thoughts and views in due course.....smile



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Date: Jan 1 11:46 PM, 2018
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Hello from Australia. I got engrossed in the recent TV series but - unlike many other viewers - I found Ross Poldark's character to be at some distance from the "romantic hero" sort of idea which many reviewers and fans were seeing, so I decided to read the books. I'll be finishing the 12th book in a couple of days after reading pretty well nonstop. Suffice it to say I'm hooked. What glorious writing (a bit melodramatic at times but so evocative) and research (and as a writer and researcher myself, I do smile occasionally as a piece of exposition or fascinating description is inserted into the flow), but best of all, what fabulous insight into the human condition. There is so much I want to discuss with likeminded readers so here I am. Oh, and Ross's character? It all makes better sense now.



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