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Date: Jun 12 12:24 PM, 2011
Poldark series on ebook
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Hi and welcome to the forum Star 02 hope you enjoy it all.

Interesting to read your thoughts as I've never really had time to think about ebooks before so thanks for airing the subject....

Just some first thoughts as I've never tried them yet but from what I've read on the Net and elsewhere to be honest I don't think that old fashioned or the latest fashions ought really to come into it, and whilst I can well understand the convenience of ebooks combined with the latest novels in today's modern world by contrast with that of the past, I don't feel that this should automatically apply to many of the major well known classics in literature.

Biased perhaps, but I see Winston Graham and Poldark as the modern equivalent and follow on to all the greatest literary classics and authors of the past in that it had such an enormous and instant public appeal the moment it appeared whether in book form or on film.

Cliched no doubt too, but I believe that the truly great classics in literature ought to be approached in much the same way as a connoisseur does towards a fine oil painting, a classical sculpture, a classical symphony or even a rare wine, in that to be appreciated to the full, one simply has to take time out to be able to savour it quietly and alone - phrase by phrase, paragraph by paragraph, chapter by chapter. And for myself Winston Graham's Poldark books fit into these above categories effortlessly.

Yet to experience it all to the maximum, and in much the same way as for example listening to a classical symphony employing only the best acoustics and equipment available, I feel a classical book should also be respected and treated in exactly the same way too. Ideally a first edition with a fine dust jacket, both in excellent condition and signed by the author as close as possible to the date of first publication. This also being I believe one of the prime aims of many serious book collectors when starting or adding to their library.

Perhaps simplistically to round things off, this is the reason why for me the original Poldark TV series, good as it undoubtedly was, has never appealed at all if only because it was not directed solely by Winston Graham himself, and it's where these outside influences other than Winston start to creep in that for me the core experience is gradually lessened pro rata. Obviously I expect I will read an ebook one day but for the reasons I've given I seriously doubt I will want to read Poldark on it, if only because you cannot repeat perhaps the most taken for granted yet the most enjoyable tactile experience of all.

The closeness of turning a page.

Interesting topic ! smile



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Date: Jun 12 11:33 AM, 2011
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Welcome star02! Which has been your favourite book so far?

I am thinking of getting a kindle as have heard good things about them but i will always like the look and feel of a book!



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Welcome to the forum Star 02, lovely to have another newbie on board.....

Bella



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Greetings, first post here.  I read the first three books in ebook format through Barnes and Noble on my nook app (on ipod) after hearing about the series from a comment on a Barnes and Noble fan site.  The rest of the books are/were not available in ebook and also out of print in the US, and I had to secure them on ebay and read them 'the old fashion way'.   Love reading on my iPod because it self lights and is much smaller to carry around - and- it doesn't close on you when you are trying to get a chapter in on your lunch while trying to eat at the same time!  My progress-  Just finished the Millers Dance tonight. 

 




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Thanks Wally, will have a look. smile



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Date: Jun 7 2:53 PM, 2011
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Namparagirl wrote:

How do you get Kindle for your pc Wally? Would love to know please. smile


 Go to Amazon. They have a Kindle for PC app:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000426311&tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=7475992751&ref=pd_sl_c0q9u5y7v_e



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How do you get Kindle for your pc Wally? Would love to know please. smile



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Brigantia wrote:

I note that Amazon.com has 'Ross Poldark' available for Kindle, but it's not available to UK readers. Bah! I recently got a Kindle and just love it, but it will not be complete until I have all the Poldark books on it.


 I have Kindle on my PC, laptop, and phone. Better than the Kindle device, for me.



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I note that Amazon.com has 'Ross Poldark' available for Kindle, but it's not available to UK readers. Bah! I recently got a Kindle and just love it, but it will not be complete until I have all the Poldark books on it.


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What exactly is an ebook?

Oh, it's ok, I have googled....I see it is an electronic reading book. I learn something everyday. Reading on an electronic device won't work for me, cos my eyes go funny, but it all sounds exciting :)

Bella


-- Edited by Bella on Wednesday 27th of October 2010 05:32:09 PM

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Hi Tony

I have been in contact with the publishers about this. The person I spoke to said that they have a list of pending titles for ebooks and the Poldarks were on it.  He promised to let me know when they were available as my Kindle purchase is on hold until then! Any time you visit Amazon, select one of the books and underneath the image is a link saying something like 'I want this book for Kindle'. Click that as the more times that's clicked the quicker they should get on with it! smile

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Hi Tony

Welcome to the forum......

Bella


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Hi Tony, just wanted to say welcome to the forum and hope you will enjoy taking part in the discussions with the rest of us Poldark mad individuals who live in a Poldark fantasy land as often as we can.

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 Hi Tony can't add any more to what Dwight has already told you but just wanted to say Hello and Welcome! Good to see another new name, things have been quite lively here recently so do feel free to join in any discussions. Its wonderful to find like minded souls who enjoy poldark as much as i do!
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Hi Tony,

And welcome to the slight insanity that is the world of Poldark. Unfortunately, this is, I am happy to say, a disease for which there is no known cure.

As to your question, I am unaware of any eBook recordings, however, there are a number of the titles, including the first four or five books, voiced by the excellent actor Tony Britton, Fern Britton's father, originally recorded as tape cassettes under the Chivers Audio Books imprint, but latterly taken over and owned by some amorphous section of BBC marketing. The titles do come up on eBay from time to time, and certainly used to be available through many Public Libraries audio lending sections. In their own way, these recordings are at least as good as the original TV series, but have the added advantage of being completely unabbridged.

HTH

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I am a new member of this forum can anybody tell me if I can acquire the Poldark series on Ebook.

Many thanks

Kind regards

Tony

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