Cornwall in the 1780s - when powerful forces of revolution and reaction are at large in the world. 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
Cornwall 1790. Ross Poldark faces the darkest hour of his life. Accused of wrecking two ships; he is to stand trial at the Bodmin Assizes. Despite their stormy married life; Demelza has tried to rally support for her husband. But there are enemies in plenty who would be happy to see Ross convicted; not least George Warleggan; the powerful banker; whose personal rivalry with Ross grows ever more intense. From the incomparable Winston Graham.. who has everything that anyone else has; then a whole lot more Guardian.
Demelza Carne; the impoverished miner's daughter Ross Poldark rescued from a fairground rabble; is now his wife. But in 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. 'From the incomparable Winston Graham...who has everything that anyone else has; then a whole lot more' Guardian
Cornwall 1792. Ross plunges into a highly speculative mining venture which threatens not only his family's financial security but also his turbulent marriage to Demelza. When Ross and Elizabeth's old attraction rekindles itself; Demelza retaliates by becoming dangerously involved with a handsome Scottish cavalry officer. With bankruptcy an increasingly real possibility; the Poldarks seem to be facing disaster on all fronts.
The Black Moon
Cornwall 1794. The birth of a son to Elizabeth and George Warleggan serves only to accentuate the rift between the Poldark and Warleggan families. And when Morwenna Chynoweth; now governess to Elizabeth's eldest son; grows to love Drake Carne; Demelza's brother; the enduring rivalry between George and Ross finds a new focus for bitter enmity and conflic
The Four Swans
Cornwall 1795 -1799. Although Ross Poldark - now something of a war hero - seems 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; for his friend's new wife Caroline and for the unhappy Morwenna Chynoweth these are times of stress and conflict.
The Angry Tide
Cornwall; towards the end of the 18th century. Ross Poldark sits for the borough of Truro as Member of Parliment - his time divided between London and Cornwall; his heart divided about his wife; Demelza. His old feud with George Warleggan still flares - as does the illicit love between Morwenna and Drake; Demelza's brother. Before the new century dawns; George and Ross will be drawn together by a loss greater than their rivalry - and Morwenna and Drake by a tragedy that brings them hope...' From the incomparable Winston Graham...who has everything that anyone else has; then a whole lot more' - 'Guardian
The Stranger From The Sea
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 Miller's Dance
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...
Bella Poldark is the twelfth and final novel in Winston Graham's sweeping series of Cornwall; Poldark. Cornwall 1818. We continue the tale of Ross and Demelza; of the wayward Valentine Warleggan; whose existence keeps open the old wounds of the feud between Ross and George; of Bella; the Poldark's youngest daughter; whose precocious talent as a singer is encouraged by her old flame; Christopher Havergal; and by a distinguished French conductor; who has more in mind than Bella's music; of Clowance; the Poldark's widowed daughter; who considers remarriage to one of two rival suitors; and of a murderer who stalks the villages of west Cornwall. From the very first lines we tingle with the sense that we are in good hands; transported by Graham's atmospheric prose back to 1818 and the treacherous coast of craggy Cornwall' Daily Mail
The Twisted Sword
The Twisted Sword is the eleventh novel in Winston Graham's sweeping series of Cornwall; Poldark. 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 Loving Cup
The Loving Cup is the tenth novel in Winston Graham's sweeping series of Cornwall; Poldark. 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...
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