Classic English Literature. · Companion Books for TV / Film · Misc. Historical Fiction. · Sagas

Ross Poldark by Winston Graham

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: **** / *****

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