A lavishly illustrated companion to Winston Graham's beloved Poldark novels, reissued to coincide with the BBC series based on the novels.
Graham's saga of Cornish life in the eighteenth century has enthralled readers throughout the world for seventy years and the wild landscapes that inspired the novels have - even today - remained relatively unchanged. Cornwall then was a perilous world of pirates and shipwrecks: of rugged coast and mysterious smugglers' coves, of windswept moors and picturesque villages such as Boscastle and Port Quin, and of beaches, tin mines and churches.
With an introduction by Winston Graham's son, Andrew, and illustrated with stunning photographs, Poldark's Cornwall is a glorious evocation of the land of beauty, excitement, romance and imagination that Graham loved so well.
Winston Graham was the author of more than forty novels, including The Walking Stick, Angell, Pearl and Little God, Stephanie and Tremor. His novels have been widely translated and his famous Poldark series has been developed into two television series shown in twenty-two countries. Many of Winston Graham's books have been filmed for the big screen, the most notable being Marnie, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Winston Graham was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and in 1983 was awarded the OBE. He died in July 2003. Andrew Graham is the son of Winston Graham. He is a political economist and a former Master of Balliol College, Oxford. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, a Director of the Scott Trust, a Rhodes Trustee, Chair of the Academic Council of the Europaeum, and a consultant to Mammoth Screen for the adaptation of the Poldark novels.
Introduction - i: Introduction Chapter - 1: Early Days Chapter - 2: Cornish Sea Chapter - 3: The Poldark World Chapter - 4: Postscript Acknowledgements - ii: Postscript Section - iii: Map of Poldark's Cornwall Section - iv: Picture Credits