Poldark Review – Episode Four

Rena George Cornwall, Poldark, The Loveday Mysteries 4 Comments

There was a bit of Poldark bashing on Facebook last week, mainly criticising the lack of romantic build up between Ross and Demelza before their wedding, but in the books there was no great romance at that stage in the story. Ross had his wicked way with his kitchen maid, and he married her because he felt it was the right thing to do. When asked if he loves her, he says ‘we get on’. The earlier series indulged in …

Back Where It All Began

Rena George Cornwall, Crime Fiction, Poldark 4 Comments

You might just have noticed that I am totally in love with Poldark. It was the original TV series with the wonderful Robin Ellis and Angharad Rees that inspired my passion for Cornwall. So when I began writing fiction about five  years ago, there was no question of where my novels would be set. It had to be beautiful Cornwall. The mine scenes in the new Poldark series are set around the Botallack area. If you go there on your …

Poldark Review – Episode Three

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Well it was all happening in Episode Three, wasn’t it? Firstly, Ross became local hero when he re-opened the family mine, Wheal Leisure, providing jobs for all. …And then Elizabeth and Francis’s baby son was born. …And then Ross and Demelza got up close and personal. …And now they are married! WOW! …And, as it all that wasn’t enough, we had the pleasure of seeing the first Captain Poldark, Robin Ellis, in the same scene as our Aidan (Turner). For my …

Poldark Review – Episode Two

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Demelza, the scruffy young urchin Ross rescued, is now an accepted member of the Nampara household, even though tongues are wagging about the proprieties of the situation. Elsewhere mines are closing and Ross sees the chance of resurrecting the Poldark fortunes and providing work for local workers by raising cash to re-open his mine. When Poldark hit our TV screens last Sunday we all loved it – well most of us did. Some purists are still chuntering about the accents, …

Poldark Review – And a FREE Cornish Novel

Rena George Cornwall, Pocket Novels, Poldark 4 Comments

It’s Cornwall 1783, and Captain Ross Poldark returns from war in America to find the world he knew is in turmoil. Mines are closing, poverty is rife, and the people are starving. To make matters worse, his father has died, his lands and mines lie derelict – and the love of his life, Elizabeth Chynoweth, is to marry his cousin, Francis. Ross’s Uncle Charles, (the late Warren Clarke) urges him to cut his loses, sell his mines, and move away. But …

#poldarkmagic – 10 Days and Counting …

Rena George Cornwall, Pocket Novels, Poldark 8 Comments

The premier of the first episode of the BBC’s new adaptation of Poldark had its press preview in Truro last night, and by all accounts… IT’S A BODICE RIPPER!! Now, as possibly one of the biggest Poldark fans of all time, I have been more than a little concerned that the newcomers might not do the great Winston Graham novels justice. But after watching the interviews with the main cast members, I’m beginning to breath more easily. The endearing thing …

Poldark Rides Again

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The New Poldark Here he is,  (check out the story)  Aidan Turner  And just when I was thinking Richard Armitage had it in the bag … interesting! All I know about Aidan is that he’s a 30-year-old Irish actor who has appeared in  The Hobbit Trilogy and Being Human. I don’t know him and and have never seen any of his TV series, so I have an open mind. Well I haven’t, actually, because I’ll be struggling to get my …

Poldark for Valentine’s Day

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I’m celebrating Valentine’s Day by posting once again about my most favourite romantic hero, the darkly brooding Ross Poldark (as played by the wonderful Robin Ellis, of course.) The glorious old Cornish manor house in the featured image at the top of this post is the property that became Ross’s Nampara in the BBC series. I was so smitten by it that it was my template for the St Neot family’s Penmere, in Danger at Mellin Cove. It also features …

Poldark Day

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Poldark Day Here I am again, steeped in the romance of tall ships, bleak moors, rugged cliffs and picturesque fishing villages. CORNWALL!   This post is in celebration of one of the BBC’s best loved romantic sagas  – Poldark!    The picture above features members of the Poldark Appreciation Society in Cornwall with the late, great Winston Graham, who wrote the Poldark Novels. Read All About It I’m just dropping by to tell you that fans of the drama will …

The Monks’ Story

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I thought I would introduce you to my lovely monks this week. I found them in a country auction in North Yorkshire and they reminded me so much of the wicked friars in Daphne du Maurier’s The House on the Strand that I knew I had to have them. The monks were under a table, in a box lot of ceramics. Sadly all did not go according to plan at the auction, and the bids went higher that I expected, …