Books that make you go hmmm....is a feature where I post about a novel I stumbled across that I'm not quite sure about - novels that can either be really great or really crappy.
This is actually a re-print of the first novel in the Poldark series written by Winston Graham. There are 12 novels in all and I really hope they re-print all of them...I'm a sucker for a good series! The reviews on Amazon are all 5 stars.
There was also a BBC series in the 70s based on the books.
Has anyone read the books or seen the BBC series?
Release Date: November 1, 2009
SYNOPSIS: Ross Poldark returns to Cornwall from war, looking forward to a joyful homecoming with his family and his beloved Elizabeth. But instead he discovers that his father has died, his home is overrun by livestock and drunken servants, and Elizabeth, having believed Ross dead, is now engaged to his cousin. Ross must start over, building a completely new path for his life, one that takes him in exciting and unexpected directions…
Thus begins an intricately plotted story spanning loves, lives, and generations. The Poldark series is the masterwork of Winston Graham, who evoked the period and people like only he could, and created a world of rich and poor, loss and love, that readers will not soon forget.