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Winston Graham's saga of Cornish life in the 18th century has established itself as a classic and the television series kept large audiences enthralled all over the world. This book provides illustrations of the Cornish setting. Its manor houses, ruins, paths, views, towns related to the Poldark saga. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions 2. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Poldark's Cornwall , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details.
More filters. Sort order. This book is not about our lovely Poldark from the show. There are two pictures of him in the book and one of Demelza. This is about beautiful Cornwall and Winston Graham talking about growing up there, the show and other things. There is a book about the current show and all that goes on there. I'm going to be adding some of the pictures that I took from my own book. I will add the captions from the pict This book is not about our lovely Poldark from the show. I will add the captions from the pictures.
References to towns and locations in Cornwall are therefore as they were at that time and do not include recent developments. The only alterations of significance are the omission of sections substantially concerned with the filming of the two Poldark TV series in the 's. All the changes were made with the agreement of Winston Graham's family.
There is a nice little forward by Winston Graham's son. The above picture is a ruined engine house at Minions on Bodmin Moor. I didn't get the whole pictures of these scenes so just know they are larger than they appear. The above picture is of a man engine, a moving ladder used to transport miners underground and back to the surface, Dolcoath mine, Camborne, The above picture is the remains of Wheal Coates Mine. The above picture is the Men-an-Tol standing stones near Penzance.
Local legend says that passing through the holed stone can cure many ailments. The above picture is of a sunset over St Michael's Mount and Marazion. The above picture is an abandoned farm on Bodmin Moor. I love this one too! The above picture is the remains of the engine house at Levant Tin Mine. The above picture is an old lighthouse at Portreath in Cornwall, also known as the Pepperpot.
It was once used as a huer's hut where a spotter, the huer, would alert and direct fishermen when shoals of pilchards were spotted. The above picture is of where Hart Wood adjoins Lanhydrock. The above picture is of Eleanor Tomlinson, who plays Demelza in the television series, on location in Cornwall.
The above picture is of a sunset I couldn't get the whole page on the cliffs at West Pentire above Crantock Bay. The above picture is of a lane across Bodmin Moor.
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I love this picture so much. I hope you guys enjoyed some of the pictures I have added.
They are so much better when looking at the book! Rest assured there are tons more pictures in the book. I think this book is beautiful and I'm so glad I got it.
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View all 34 comments. Jan 05, Rachel rated it really liked it Shelves: cornish-lit. Once you have fallen in love with the Poldark family, I recommend this non-fiction book written by the author of the the Poldark series. It is full of wonderful photography of Cornwall. The Durham library carries it. Jul 24, Jen rated it it was amazing. Poldark's Cornwall is a memoir of Winston Graham's love and life of Cornwall. He lived in Perranporth for a time and was inspired to write his Poldark series, which I love. The book is full of historical information and anecdotes of his life as well as information for the Poldark fan of course about places that inspired the locations in his books and the characters.
Reading this book you don't just gain the urgent need to discover Cornwall for yourself but you also gain an insight into the mind Poldark's Cornwall is a memoir of Winston Graham's love and life of Cornwall. Reading this book you don't just gain the urgent need to discover Cornwall for yourself but you also gain an insight into the mind of this amazing writer. His humour comes across in his opinions: "Superb beaches if you could only ignore the town.
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You can see for yourself how beautiful the 'scenery of Cornwall' is, throughout the book are stunning photographs worthy of setting on canvas and framing. This is a must-read for any Poldark fan: it's not a serious history of Cornwall but I'd say more of a memoir with interesting facts and anecdotes.
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