This book and its sequel, Demelza, are both the premise of the recent BBC adaptation.
This book is superb.
I’m just going to put it out there. The adaptation was a faithful rendition of the book itself, but the book had an added layer of texture which padded out characters and ultimately giving TV writers more to work with.
I highly recommend you read this book. It has quite simple language but that’s not really a problem because the book will quickly engross you. I read this quite quickly, and still managed to feel some empathy for characters.
I read the book during my discovery of the TV series so in the end I could very easily follow the story of the show at the same time as reading the book. This book is part of a 12 book series and I love a saga if its well written. Who knew that a book about 18th century copper mine and the adventures of a war hero called Poldark could be so much fun?
MY RATING: **** / *****