Scythe-swooning Poldark Gifts
The original books by Winston Graham
Where better than to start with the original 12 books written by Winston Graham. He lived in Perranporth and the Poldark books were inspired by the area that includes Perranporth, St Agnes, Illogan?and beyond. The first book was published in 1945 and the last in 2002, shortly before Graham’s death in 2003. So as well as a cracking story the 12 books give the reader insight into the development of the Author over more than 55 years.
The story starts in 1783 when Ross returns from the American War of Independence, fully expecting to reunite with Elizabeth Chynoweth, the sweetheart he left behind. He is devastated to find her engaged to his richer cousin, Francis Poldark. The family all believed him killed in the war.
Poldark TV and film adaptationsThere have been a number of TV and film adaptations.?The first BBC adaptation in the 1970s starred Robin Ellis and Angharad Rees. The current series stars Aidan Turner and?Eleanor Tomlinson.
What can we say? This adaptation leaves us quite breathless. We are not sure if its the lovely Cornish scenery or the lovely scenery that does it. There is fantastic attention to detail and some fabulous shots of Cornwall. Great characters, beautifully acted. One of the best Poldark gifts.
Other great Poldark gifts
This beautiful edition of The Poldark Cookery Book, by author Winston Graham’s wife, Jean M. Graham, presents the recipes and the wherewithal for you to cook up your very own Poldark feast.
Enjoy your favourite characters throughout the year with this calendar. It features high quality photographs of the major characters along with some biographical details. Sadly no topless photos of Aidan. ?Maybe next year….
Filled with official, iconic images from BBC One’s Poldark series one and two, The Poldark Colouring Book by Gwen Burns allows you to recreate the world of Poldark by colouring the pages in your own unique style.
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