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Publicity shot for Marnie (Tippi Hedron, Sean Connery) Friends and readers, I’ve embarked on a study of Graham’s writing beyond his Poldark and Cornish historical fiction, with a view to perhaps writing a literary biography of this author. While my emphasis will be on the Poldark series (12 novels and a couple of short stories) […]

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George (Jack Farthing) and Elizabeth (Heida Reed) overhear Sam and his “flock” singing (Episode 3) Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) looking down thoughtfully, worried — her care, her concern, all her activities show her to be the conscience of this episode It would take too long to analyse the creative stirrings and conflicts which decided my change […]

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Halse (Robin Ellis) and Ross (Aidan Turner) discuss the death of Ray Penvenen (John Nettles, a man of integrity, conviction, but also rank, thus standing and considerable wealth in land) (3 Poldark 2) “Many years ago I wrote four novels about the Poldark family and eighteenth century Cornwall. After finishing them, the modern world [and […]

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Ross (Aidan Turner) and Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) Elizabeth (Heida Reed), Geoffrey Charles (unnamed) and George Warleggan (Jack Farthing) She’d say life holds only two or three things worth the having, and if you possess them the rest don’t matter, and if you do not possess them the rest are useless (Graham, Warleggan, Bk 4:Ch 5, […]

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[Note: this blog assumes knowledge Graham’s novels at least as far as Book 8 (The Angry Tide) and the final Book 12 (Bella), and is also interested the older 1975-78 and new 2015-16 mini-series as art] Ross (Aidan Turner) and Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) after collapse of mine and death of Ted, a workman (Episode 8) […]

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Ross (Aidan Turner) missing Francis (Episode 6, scripted Debbie Horsfield, directed by Charles Palmer) Verity (Ruby Bentall) missing Francis Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson, there is a also a close-up parallel to Verity) ‘The longer I live,’ Ross said, pulling his brows together painfully, ‘the more I distrust these distinctions between strong men and weak. Events do […]

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Kyle Soller as Francis with his son, shaking hands with Ross (Episodes 3 & 5, second season) Dear friends and readers, It’s been over three months since I last wrote about the second season of the new Poldark: on the two episodes which dramatize Francis Poldark’s (Kyle Soller) having finally found and accepted himself, becoming […]

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Kyle Soller as Francis Poldark — these were “his” episodes [Note: this blog assumes the reader has read all twelve of Graham’s novels, viewed the 1970s mini-series, and is interested in the content and art of the books and this older and the new 2015-16 mini-series] Those who are left are different people trying to […]

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Kyle Soller as Francis Poldark returned from Bodmin, with his son, Geoffrey Charles [Note: this blog assumes the reader has read all twelve of Graham’s novels, viewed the 1970s mini-series, and is interested in the content and art of the books and this older and the new 2015-16 mini-series] Ross: “Have I told you what […]

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This image is not the image on the cover of Poldark: The complete Scripts, series 1 (which is awful), but the cover does feature Aidan Turner in just this sort of mood and in need of a shave Dear Friends and readers, While I was away in Cornwall, I had a number of wonderful finds […]

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