Friday, 19 August 2016

Book Review: Ross Poldark (Poldark #1) by Winston Graham

Title: Ross Poldark (Poldark #1)
Author: Winston Graham
Publisher: Pan Books
Publication Date: 2008 (1945) 

Pages: 455
Format: Paperback
Genre: Historical Fiction
Source: Bought Copy

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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... (Goodreads Synopsis)

I came to Ross Poldark having watched and loved the recent BBC series, and I found the book just as enjoyable, even though I knew how the story would unfolded. The prose is a delight to read and the characters are memorable and interesting. I will certainly read on in this series. Recommended for fans of historical fiction with the perfect blend of drama, action, and romance.

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