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Date: Aug 13 12:46 AM, 2008
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Hi august

I love the UK too!  We've been to London, Cornwall, Cheshire, Staffordshire, Stratford-upon-Avon, York, Wales, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Balmaha (Loch Lomond) and Blair Atholl (Scottish Highlands) and to Eire too.  We're going back to London in September 2009 and then driving down to Somerset for a week, then to Cornwall for a week and after that, a week in each of Chester, Aberdeenshire and Pitlochry.  I saw on the net that Dwight Enys' house can be rented!!  It's owned by the National Trust and when I was scouring the net for Cornish accommodation, there it was!  By that time, we'd already booked a house in Port Isaac and I'm more than happy with that one, but it would have been a treat to stay in Dwight's cottage!

A friend of mine has bought the Poldark series from our ABC Shop and it says 'running time' 800 minutes for each of Series 1 and Series 2.  I bought my DVDs in the UK and, according to Amazon.uk, the running time of the UK version is significantly shorter than the Australian edition.  So, my friend has lent me her DVDs and I'm going to start watching them tonight to see if I can pick up the extra bits.  I've just finished watching my own DVDs (again - I've watched them many, many times), so I should be able to see the differences, it any.  I'll post my thoughts after I've watched the Australian DVDs.

Cheers

Susan

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Date: Aug 12 3:26 PM, 2008
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Hi Susan:

It is nice to meet you!  I envy you getting to Cornwall.  I've been to England twice but haven't ventured further than London.  Sort of the opposite of Demelza. 

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Date: Aug 7 5:11 PM, 2008
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Hi Susan,

And a big welcome from me as well. Like yourself, I was originally hooked on the world of Poldark from those 1970's TV broadcasts, and have never really forgotten them. I only have video tapes of the Series, but again like yourself, never tire of watching them, indeed, it is simply like revisiting old friends every time. As you will have seen from my "Bliss" thread, I am the proud possessor of all twelve newly minted books, and am already well into volume one. What is fascinating is the fact, that with only two major characters, virtually every well known character has been introduced already, and what also comes across almost uncannily, is the completely mature storyline and storytelling virtually from Page One. It's like the whole of the Poldark world had always been there, and was just waiting for WG to get it down on paper.

It is of course, an almost idealistic world, although there is much strife and poverty, but what shines through once the relationship blossoms is the complete loving devotion between Ross and Demelza, and how that affects almost every aspect of the entire saga. Plus of course, that as became so obvious in the dramatisation, Ross, and to a lesser extent Demelza, take part in - ie are "on stage" - in almost every scene, and so we become totally immersed in their lives together, and how it does indeed affect all of their world around them.

For me, myself, I once had a Demelza in my life, and I walked away, perhaps this is why I find it quite so poignant.

Dwight

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Date: Aug 7 1:39 AM, 2008
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Hello Susan. Welcome to the Poldark boards!

I've only had my Poldark DVDs for a few weeks. (I ordered them from Australia earlier this summer.) I've just started rewatching them for a third time, a little each night.  smile 

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Date: Aug 6 5:04 PM, 2008
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Hi Susan and a very warm welcome to you ! smile Like you every so often I like to get back into the Poldark world again as well, however you might just find Cornwall Cam a useful (daily !) tonic on top !

http://www.cornwallcam.co.uk/

Hope you enjoy it all ! biggrin

Greg

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Date: Aug 6 11:37 AM, 2008
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Hello all

My name is Susan, I live in Sydney and have been addicted to all things Poldark ever since I switched the tele on late one evening back in the late '70s and was lucky enough to see the first episode of Poldark.  Every week thereafter (it was pre-video days) I put my alarm on for 11pm so that I made sure I saw every minute.  Finally, the series was released here on video in the '90s so I bought the whole series and when I made my first trip to the UK in 2006, I bought it all again on DVD.

After watching the first episode way back then in the '70s, I bought every book and read them, over and over again, never tiring of the stories.

I'm currently watching my dvds again - there's something about the Poldark series that is very comforting and I can watch them over and over and over again without ever tiring of them.

My father's family is from Goonhavern in Cornwall; my sister and I have been to Cornwall (in 2006) and will be back there in September next year (staying in Port Isaac this time).  It really is one of the most beautiful parts of the world and I can't wait to get back to beautiful, wild Cornwall.

Cheers
Susan


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