Demelza

A Novel of Cornwall, 1788-1790

Author: Winston Graham

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402254253

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 9836

As Seen on Masterpiece on PBS®: Book 2 of the beloved Poldark series In the enchanting second novel in Winston Graham's beloved Poldark series, Demelza Carne, an impoverished miner's daughter Ross Poldark rescued from a fairground brawl, now happily finds herself his wife. But the events of these turbulent years test their marriage and their love. As Ross launches into a bitter struggle for the right of the mining communities, Demelza's efforts to adapt to the ways of the gentry (and her husband) place her in increasingly odd and embarrassing situations. When tragedy strikes and sows the seeds of an enduring rivalry between Ross and the powerful George Warleggan, will Demelza manage to bridge their differences before they destroy her and her husband's chance at happiness? Against the stunning backdrop of eighteenth century Cornwall, Demelza sweeps readers into one of the greatest love stories of all time.

Demelza: A Poldark Novel 2

A Novel of Cornwall 1788-1790

Author: Winston Graham

Publisher: Pan

ISBN: 1743280335

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 3787

NOW A MAJOR BBC SERIES "From the incomparable Winston Graham... who has everything that anyone else has, then a whole lot more" The Guardian Demelza is the second book in Winston Graham's sweeping series of Cornwall, Poldark. Demelza Carne, the impoverished miner's daughter Ross Poldark rescued from a fairground rabble, is now his wife. But the events of these turbulent years test their marriage and their love. Demelza's efforts to adapt to the ways of the gentry - and her husband - bring her confusion and heartache, despite the joy in the birth of their first child. Ross begins a bitter struggle for the rights of the mining communities - and sows the seed of an enduring enmity with powerful George Warleggan.

Ross Poldark

A Novel of Cornwall 1783-1787

Author: Winston Graham

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447281527

Category: Cornwall (County : England)

Page: 480

View: 1200

Tired from a grim war in America, Ross Poldark returns to his land and his family. But the joyful homecoming he has anticipated turns sour, for his father is dead, his estate is derelict and the girl he loves is engaged to his cousin.But his sympathy for the destitute miners and farmers of the district leads him to rescue a half-starved urchin girl from a fairground brawl and take her home - an act which alters the whole course of his life..."From the incomparable Winston Graham... who has everything that anyone else has, then a whole lot more" Guardian

Jeremy Poldark

A Novel of Cornwall, 1790-1791

Author: Winston Graham

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402258879

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 5880

As Seen on Masterpiece on PBS®: Book 3 of the beloved Poldark series Ross Poldark faces the darkest hour of his life in this third novel of the Poldark series. Reeling from the tragic death of a loved one, Captain Poldark vents his grief by inciting impoverished locals to salvage the contents of a ship run aground in a storm-an act for which British law proscribes death by hanging. Ross is brought to trial for his involvement, and despite their stormy marriage, Demelza tries to rally support for her husband, to save him and their family. But there are enemies in plenty who would be happy to see Ross convicted, not the least of which is George Warleggan, the powerful banker whose personal rivalry with Ross grows ever more intense and threatens to destroy the Poldarks. And into this setting, Jeremy Poldark, Ross and Demelza's first son, is born... The Poldark series is the masterwork of Winston Graham's life work, evoking the period and people like only he can and creating a work of rich and poor, loss and love, that you will not soon forget.

Poldark's Cornwall

Author: Winston Graham

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447299965

Category: Photography

Page: N.A

View: 3818

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.

The Loving Cup

A Novel of Cornwall 1813-1815

Author: Winston Graham

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330523457

Category: Fiction

Page: 590

View: 8069

The Loving Cup is the tenth novel in Winston Graham's hugely popular Poldark series, which has become a television phenomenon starring Aidan Turner. Cornwall 1813. A silver cup lies half-forgotten in a dank cave, amongst a pile of stolen goods. Yet the tiny vessel and its inscription Amor gignit amorem haunts the lives of the still-feuding Poldark and Warleggan families, as Ross, Demelza and the ambitious and powerful Sir George Warleggan watch their children make the decisions that will shape their destinies. In the closing years of the wars against Napoleon, for Jeremy and Clowance, and for arrogant, cynical Valentine Warleggan, these are troubled and momentous times . . . The Loving Cup is followed by the eleventh book in the Poldark series, The Twisted Sword. 'From the incomparable Winston Graham . . . who has everything that anyone else has, and then a whole lot more.' Guardian

Ross Poldark

A Novel of Cornwall, 1783-1787

Author: Winston Graham

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 140224925X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2353

As Seen on Masterpiece on PBS®: Book 1 of the beloved Poldark series In the first novel in Winston Graham's hit series, a weary Ross Poldark returns to England from war, looking forward to a joyful homecoming with his beloved Elizabeth. But instead he discovers his father has died, his home is overrun by livestock and drunken servants, and Elizabeth-believing Ross to be dead-is now engaged to his cousin. Ross has no choice but to start his life anew. Thus begins the Poldark series, a heartwarming, gripping saga set in the windswept landscape of Cornwall. With an unforgettable cast of characters that spans loves, lives, and generations, this extraordinary masterwork from Winston Graham is a story you will never forget. Season 2 of Poldark premieres Sunday, September 25, 2016 on PBS.

Winston's War

A Novel of Conspiracy

Author: Michael Dobbs

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402249211

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 4742

From Michael Dobbs, author of the book that inspired the smash hit Netflix series House of Cards, comes Winston's War, a thrilling novel about the dawn of WWII and Winston Churchill's rise to power. At the beginning of WWII, Neville Chamberlain believes he has bought "peace for our time" from Adolph Hitler, who has just seized Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland. The English are alarmed by the huge German army, while the soldiers that would defend London don't even have steel helmets. For many, compromise and appeasement seem to be England's best defense. But there are a few leaders who don't agree. Among them is Winston Churchill, who understands that the relentless march of fascism will be democracy's death knell. In October 1938, Churchill pleads his case in the press to the BBC's Guy Burgess. One of these two will become the most revered man of his time, and the other will be known as the greatest of traitors. This stunning novel brings to life the surprising political intrigues that set the stage for World War II, and brings alive the passionate, grumpy, whiskey-drinking Winston Churchill, as he inspires his fellow countrymen to take on the world's mightiest army. Includes bonus reading group guide Praise for Michael Dobbs, bestselling author of House of Cards, the book that inspired the Netflix series starring Kevin Spacey: "An intriguing tale of espionage and treason... this is a work to enthrall."—Daily Mail "An author who can bring historical happenings so vitally back to life and made all the more impressive by being historically accurate in every respect."—Times of London "A fascinating tale of conspiracy, blackmail, and treachery."—Irish Independent "Dobbs takes us so far inside the mind of Winston Churchill that we feel as though we actually are him."—Booklist "Dobbs infuses dramatic tension, inventive plots, and heady pacing in the narration of a British icon's noblest hours."—Publishers Weekly "Dobbs has done a brilliant job in evoking the drama and despair of Britain hovering on the edge of the abyss."—Sunday Express

The Stranger From The Sea

Author: Winston Graham

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330523244

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 2489

The Stranger From the Sea is the eighth novel in Winston Graham's hugely popular Poldark series, which has become a television phenomenon starring Aidan Turner. Cornwall 1810. The Poldark family awaits the return of Ross from his mission to Wellington's army in Portugal. But their ordered existence ends with Jeremy Poldark's dramatic rescue of the stranger from the sea. Stephen Carrington's arrival in the Poldark household changes all their lives. For Clowance and Jeremy in particular, the children of Ross and Demelza, Stephen's advent is the key to a new world – one of both love and danger. The Stranger From The Sea is followed by the ninth book in the Poldark series, The Miller's Dance.

The Miller's Dance

A Novel of Cornwall 1812-1813

Author: Winston Graham

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330524232

Category: Fiction

Page: 590

View: 9465

The Miller's Dance is the ninth novel in Winston Graham's hugely popular Poldark series, which has become a television phenomenon starring Aidan Turner. Cornwall 1812. At Nampara, the Poldark family finds the new year brings involvement in more than one unexpected venture. For Ross and Demelza there is some surprising - and worrying - news. And Clowance, newly returned from her London triumphs, finds that her entanglement with Stephen Carrington brings not only happiness but heartache. As the armies battle in Spain, and the political situation at home becomes daily more obscure, the Poldark and Warleggan families find themselves thrust into a turbulent new era as complex and changing as the patterns of the Miller's Dance . . . The Miller's Dance is followed by the tenth book in the Poldark series, The Loving Cup. 'From the incomparable Winston Graham . . . who has everything that anyone else has, then a whole lot more' Guardian

The Poldark Cookery Book

Author: Jean M. Graham

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509853243

Category: Cooking

Page: N.A

View: 1590

It was a meal worthy of the age, the house and the season . . . 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 Christmas. Along with dozens of festive treats inspired by the Poldark novels, here you will find ample homely recipes for traditional West Country fare. From Figgy ’Obbin Pudding to the Nampara staple of Baked Pilchards, there are both inventively thrifty and sumptuously indulgent recipes aplenty that will delight fans of the Poldark series starring Aidan Turner and food enthusiasts alike.

The Four Swan

TV Tie-In

Author: Winston Graham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781509856961

Category:

Page: 608

View: 6028

The sixth book in the legendary Poldark saga by Winston Graham.Cornwall 1795-1797. Although Ross Poldark is now something of a war hero and secure in his hard-won prosperity, a new dilemma faces him in the sudden infatuation of a young naval officer for his wife Demelza. All four women - the four swans - whose lives touch Ross's face a crisis in these years. For his wife Demelza, his old love Elizabeth, his friend's new wife Caroline, and the unhappy Morwenna Chynoweth, these are times of stress and conflict.

The Twisted Sword

Author: Winston Graham

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330524178

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 8961

The Twisted Sword is the eleventh novel in Winston Graham's hugely popular Poldark series, which has become a television phenomenon starring Aidan Turner. Cornwall 1815. Demelza sees a horseman riding down the valley and senses disruption to the domestic contentment she has fought so hard to achieve. For Ross has little option but to accept the summons – and travel to Paris with his family, as an 'observer' of the French armed forces. Parisian life begins well with an exhilarating round of balls and parties. But the return of Napoleon brings separation, distrust and danger to the Poldarks . . . and always for Demelza there is the shadow of the secret she does not even share with Ross. The Twisted Sword is followed by the eleventh book in the Poldark series, Bella Poldark.

Warleggan

Author: Winston Graham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781509808687

Category:

Page: 480

View: 9239

Marnie

Author: Winston Graham

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447207238

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9500

Marnie appears to be charming and efficient. A true professional. But inwardly she is unscrupulous, a rebel against society and the law. When she starts working for a small family firm, two of the partners vie for her attentions, and as Mark Rutland, the younger partner, forces his way into Marnie’s world he becomes desperate to understand her. Why is she so cynical, so uncaring? Why is she a thief and a liar? Who is the real Marnie? Mark sets a trap . . . but it is not only Marnie who is caught . . . ‘A crime novel of considerable suspense, and great distinction’ Spectator ‘The incomparable Winston Graham . . . who has everything that anyone else has, then a whole lot more’ Guardian

Bella Poldark

A Novel of Cornwall 1818-1820

Author: Winston Graham

Publisher: Pan Books Limited

ISBN: 9780330491495

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

View: 5782

The stories of the Poldark family—Ross, the strong, independent squire and his beautiful, outspoken wife Demelza; their son Jeremy, killed at the battle of Waterloo; their talented, headstrong daughter Bella; and their long-standing feud with humorless landowner Sir George Warleggan—have sold millions of copies, and in the 1970s were made into the most widely watched TV series of the decade. Now, the twelfth and final novel brings the family story to a close—with Bella taking center stage, moving between her home at Nampara on the rugged Cornish coast and the wildly exciting world of the theater in London and Europe at the beginning of the 19th century.

A Man of Genius

Author: Janet Todd

Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press

ISBN: 190852460X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4299

"Strange and haunting, a gothic novel with a modern consciousness." —Philippa Gregory "A haunting, sophisticated story about a woman discovering the truth about herself and the elusive, possibly illusive, nature of genius." —Sunday Times "Mesmerizing, haunting, imbued with a complete sense of historical verisimilitude" —Times Literary Supplement "A psychologically haunting and disturbing tale as full of mystery, exotic foreign places, and questions of parentage as any penned by her protagonist." —Library Journal "Thrilling and heartbreaking, a gothic novel with emotional heart and depth." —Foreword Reviews "A darkly mischievous novel about love, obsession and the burden of charisma, played out against the backdrop of Venice's watery, decadent glory." —Sarah Dunant "A mesmerizing story of love and obsession in nineteenth-century Venice: dark and utterly compelling." —Natasha Solomons Set in bustling Regency England and decaying Venice, A Man of Genius portrays a psychological journey from safety into secrecy and obsession. After a troubled childhood, Ann achieves independence earning her living as an author of Gothic novels. Within a group of male writers, she meets and is enthralled by the supposed poetic genius, Robert James. They become uneasy lovers. Ann and Robert travel from London through a Europe exhausted by the Napoleonic Wars. They arrive in a Venice of spies and intrigue, where their relationship becomes tortuous and Robert descends into near madness. Forced to flee with a stranger, Ann delves into her past to be jolted by a series of revelations about her lover, her parentage, the stranger, and herself.

Dear Mr. Darcy

A Retelling of Pride and Prejudice

Author: Amanda Grange

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101581247

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9020

In this imaginative retelling of Pride and Prejudice, Amanda Grange now tells the classic story through the eyes of its compelling romantic hero, Fitzwilliam Darcy—in a series of revealing letters that casts a sparkling new reflection on the manners and morals of the landed gentry in 19th-century England… Here, for the first time, are the letters written by the exceedingly proud and stubborn Mr. Darcy, covering the life-changing events that defined him—from the death of his father, to his control of his Derbyshire estate of Pemberley to his conflicted courtship with the lively, intelligent, and delightfully willful Elizabeth Bennet. Try as he may, he cannot deny his attraction to this woman with fine eyes, a playful spirit, a mind of her own… and an embarrassing family that is frankly, and utterly, beneath him. But it is Elizabeth who controls both their destinies, and whose surprises will change Darcy’s life yet again.

Angell, Pearl and Little God

Author: Winston Graham

Publisher: Boxtree

ISBN: 1743545959

Category: Fiction

Page: 440

View: 1192

Was it Pearl Friedel’s fault she was beautiful? If she had been plain, William Angell, the self-indulgent solicitor and lover of beautiful things, would never have given her the chance to escape the tedium of everyday life. It was a very satisfactory arrangement – until Little God stepped in. An ambitious boxer with a vicious reputation, he wanted Pearl for himself, no matter what the cost...