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Date: Sep 17 4:26 PM, 2008
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As I mentioned in the initial post, I have recently purchased the complete Poldark twelve volume saga, all re-covered and republished in time for the WG Centenary. Now halfway through, having re-read the first six titles, I have just started on "The Angry Tide".

Now I don't know when WG first started including the Poldark & Chynoweth family trees in which of the titles opening pages, but in this collection, the family trees appear after what might loosely be called the Poldark second coming, ie included from "The Black Moon". However, due to some very strange editing, there is an unfortunate inaccuracy, if not a spoiler, in the opening pages family trees which appear in both "The Black Moon" and "The Four Swans".   The anomaly is that although Elizabeth doesn't pass away until 1799 in the final scenes which climax the end of "The Angry Tide", the Chynoweth family tree, in both "The Black Moon" and "The Four Swans", both of which combined only move the saga on from 1794 until 1797, lists in the Chynoweth column Elizabeth dying in 1799, while in the Warleggan column she is shown as still alive and married to George. Then again, in "The Angry Tide" set in 1798 & 1799 and ending with Elizabeth's death, both columns of the Chynoweth family tree only list Elizabeth's birth in 1764, but not her demise, which does make sense, as to show her death in 1799 would indeed be somewhat of a spoiler.

While this is probably nit-picking of the nerdest kind, I have to say, that like a fine wine, the Poldark saga definitely improves with age, and I am enjoying every single minute re-meeting all my old Poldark friends.

I will put up another post relating to WG's consumate skills in descriptive writing shortly

Dwight

-- Edited by Dwight at 20:05, 2008-09-17

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Date: Aug 5 7:11 PM, 2008
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Hi Dwight and welcome to the Forum.  Great pics of all the latest books too ! Feel free to post whatever thoughts, comments that come to mind in the relevant 12 sub-forums as they'll always be interesting to look back on later on.

Enjoy  smile

Greg 



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Date: Aug 5 6:40 PM, 2008
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Oh, how lovely they all look, displayed so beautfiully like that. Thanks for posting the photo. :)

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Date: Aug 5 12:37 PM, 2008
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Good Morning, Poldark Experts,

The Pan MacMillan van has just been and gone, and I've emotionally & excitedly unpacked all twelve "Poldarks", what a summer's reading I'm going to have.

Poldark Title Covers

Haven't really made a start beyond the first few pages as yet, but it is amazing just how many characters and how many plot threads WG introduced even in those first few pages of the Prologue to Book One, "Ross Poldark" and indeed how much historical research was already becoming apparent, although of course, our first Poldark novel was already his fourteenth published work.

Must go, have a lot of reading to catch up on.

Dwight

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