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Memoirs of a private man
Ross and Demela Poldark
Ross and Demelza Poldark
 

'Poldark' fans all over the world are welcoming a tribute to the man who brought them the story of Ross and Demelza.

Macmillan have now published the autobiography of Poldark's creator Winston Graham.

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+ Enthusiasts from all over the globe come to Cornwall to see where Poldark was based.

+ Much of the TV series was filmed at Port Quinn.

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The Poldark saga...a series of novels by popular author Winston Graham...gripped the nation when the BBC screened a TV adaptation some years ago.

Angharad  Rees
Angharad Rees as Demelza Polsdark

Even today people still remember the heartwarming tales of Ross and Demelza as they lived out

their lives against the spectacular background of the Cornish cliffs and moorland. The series is one of the most successful ever made. The first series was shown back in 1975 but a video release in 1993 gained even more fans. The very episode showed Ross galloping across the Cornish landscape on his return from the American War of Independence and gained five million viewers.

Robin Ellis as Ross
Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark

Ross shocked his neighbours by marrying Demelza the daughter of a miner. His business deals bought him into conflict with the nouveau riche George Warleggan who was to dog his foorsteps for many years. In the feud Ross was always the kind landowner, generous with his tenants and keen to see his beloved Cornwall do well. Now, the autobiography of the man who wrote the entire Poldark saga has been published by Macmillan as 'Memoirs of a Private Man'.

Winston Graham
Winston Graham, author of the Poldark saga

Winston Graham had an extraordinary life and his writing career took him well beyond the Poldark family. Few people know that it was he who wrote the original story of 'Marnie' later made into an international film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1964. He also wrote the British film noir 'Fortune is a Woman'. In recent years Winston Graham wrote the 12th volume in the saga 'Bella Poldark'.

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