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Ross Poldark
Ross Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall, 1783-1787 | Winston Graham
Book 1 of the beloved Poldark novels A major new series on Masterpiece on PBSThe enthralling first book behind Poldark, the major new TV series from Masterpiece on PBS...In the first novel in Winston Graham's hit series, a weary Ross Poldark returns to England from war, looking forward to a joyful homecoming with his beloved Elizabeth. But instead he discovers his father has died, his home is overrun by livestock and drunken servants, and Elizabeth-believing Ross to be dead-is now engaged to his cousin. Ross has no choice but to start his life anew.Thus begins the Poldark series, a heartwarming, gripping saga set in the windswept landscape of Cornwall. With an unforgettable cast of characters that spans loves, lives, and generations, this extraordinary masterwork from Winston Graham is a story you will never forget.
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Fr3NcHtOaSt
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Getting into period dramas lately and never ended up finishing this. Also just added the whole series on my kindle. Time to get reading.

#Poldark #WinstonGraham #perioddrama #historicalfiction #bookseries

Tianarose I‘ve heard the poldark series is comparable to outlander… haven‘t dived in yet though. 11mo
Fr3NcHtOaSt @Tianarose interesting. Have not heard that comparison but I‘m interested in outlander as well. Both piqued my interest. 11mo
Tianarose @Fr3NcHtOaSt I love outlander, I‘ve read the whole series twice, with the exception of the most recent book which just came out in November… great series and such loveable characters 11mo
Fr3NcHtOaSt @Tianarose well I‘ll definitely check that out may be a while though if I‘m gonna read all 12 novels of Poldark. Might need a break of something else after I finish Poldark before I start outlander. 11mo
Tianarose @Fr3NcHtOaSt wow! I didn‘t realize poldark was such a huge series. Im definitely going to try at start it this year. Outlander is only 9 so far with 10 in the works, but they are huge! 11mo
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JillR
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Not ready to leave Cornwall or the historical romance/family sagas behind yet. Sorry not sorry that there have been no heavyweight prize winners on my holiday reading list this year 😆. This shows it‘s age somewhat, being written in the 1940s, but allowing for that (and the dodgy cover) it was a lot of fun.

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Jae-G
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Jud: Dear life! Is it you, Mister Ross?

From the grave, said Ross.
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I enjoyed Poldark so much, it‘s one of my favourite shows. So I have no doubt that the book will be even better.

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Martta
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Pickpick

I really liked this! The story worked really well. I liked this as a audio book. I was surprised how different Demelza seemed as a character compared to the tv-show. Next time I get the chance I might be trying the second book. 😊

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Martta
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I'm enjoying this! This feels like it's written in resent years eventhough the story itself is set in history. The story works really well as audio book. 🎧

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Martta
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Next audio book in line 😁 🎧

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Fr3NcHtOaSt
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Started reading this and also watched the first episode of the show. Really liking how this reads so far and the show is good. Follows the book pretty well.
#RossPoldark #WinstonGraham #Masterpiece #PBS #book #ebook #kindlereads #tvshow

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Fr3NcHtOaSt
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It was windy. The pale afternoon sky was shredded with clouds; the road, grown dustier and more uneven in the past hour, was scattered with blown and rustling leaves.

#RossPoldark #WinstonGraham #FirstLineFridays

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Curiouser_and_curiouser
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First day of term 4 & daylight savings means all day on the couch knitting & feeling very sleepy, making my way through audiobook Ross Poldark, Vol 1 today.
Having just seen the fabulously addictive TV series, I know what's ahead & I have found the book very much the same as the BBC series. I thought I might just stop at this volume since there is no surprise for me, but as I get closer to the end I am curious to know how Vol 2, Demelza, will go.

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Curiouser_and_curiouser
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My husband & I have been addicted to this series which a friend of ours recommended.
We are halfway through season 4 & I've searched up the author & found all audiobooks!
So much detail in the books of course & some slight changes to events & characters but wonderful to listen to! Looking forward to reading even though I know the main events from the series.
If you can get a hold of it, Ross Poldark & Dr.Dwight Ennis are very nice to look at!

rabbitprincess I 💯 agree with your last sentence 😍 2y
Mishu94 I loveddd this series!!! ROSS IN THE SERIES THOUGH 😍😍😍 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Your last sentence summed up the reason I started to watch! 😍😍 2y
Curiouser_and_curiouser @rabbitprincess @Mishu94 @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick oh wow, I'm not the only one, lol!! The Poldark Fanclub right here ladies 😂 2y
Mishu94 @Curiouser_and_curiouser YESSSS!! 😍😍 2y
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MallenNC
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Almost every book makes me want to travel, unless it‘s based in a dystopian future, but these are three that came to mind. I‘ve actually made it to Cornwall and Quebec, but for now Japan will have to be experienced through books.

#3Books
#ThreeBooksThatMadeMeWanttoTravel

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Japan is beautiful from what I see in @wanderinglynn pics! ❤️ 2y
OriginalCyn620 So awesome! 2y
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TracyReadsBooks
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I read it. I enjoyed it. I now feel that I can go watch, and probably enjoy, the tv show. In fact, I rather suspect the family and neighborhood drama that follows Ross Poldark‘s return to Cornwall after two years away fighting in the Colonies makes for entertaining viewing. It certainly has all the necessary ingredients—thwarted love, a duel, labor strife, drunken servants, obnoxious parents, profligate cousins, new found love. A fun, quick read.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Sticking with historical fiction. I‘m sure this has been in my TBR stack(s) since the tv show debuted and that I bought it because I thought I should read it before I watched it. And I‘m doubly sure I bought it to read it before I watched it because of a certain dwarf in The Hobbit...Anyway, to Cornwall I go...

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Christinak
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So absence had made the heart grow fonder and there was a #reconciliation between father and daughter at last. No doubt she would want to return home, and the silly malicious gossip would lose its point. #QuotsyDec19

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CrowCAH
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#SoaringScores #TheBlueDress #Poldark #AnneDudley

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-wkCFeyvpaw

I love this show; sad it‘s the last season. The stakes are high and the characters make decisions that go from bad to worse. There‘s a light at the end of the tunnel; love ❤️

Chrissyreadit I love Poldark! But I‘m only on season 2. 3y
CrowCAH @Chrissyreadit woohoo 🎉 you can binge watch and catch up! Don‘t worry, I won‘t spoil anything. 3y
Chrissyreadit @CrowCAH I‘m a weirdo who actively seeks spoilers 😂! I can‘t watch something if I think it will have an unhappy ending or resolution... 3y
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Cinfhen Hahaha @Chrissyreadit 😂😂 3y
Cinfhen How many seasons are there?? 3y
Chrissyreadit @Cinfhen 5 seasons. It‘s one of the few shows I‘ve bought DVDs for. 3y
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JenlovesJT47
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Pickpick

I just started watching Poldark last week and fell in love. I bought the first 3 books in the series a couple of years ago when they were on sale. Had to dive in shortly after starting the show. Thus far, the show is fairly true to the books. I love being swept away by the saga of the Poldark family. Would highly recommend!

Chrissyreadit I love the TV show also. 3y
JenlovesJT47 @Chrissyreadit it‘s so good! I have a crush on the doctor 😍 (and Ross of course) 3y
AlaMich I am nearly finished with Ross Poldark and OMG I love this book sooo much. ❤️❤️ 3y
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JenlovesJT47 @AlaMich it‘s so good!! 3y
AlaMich @JenlovesJT47 It‘s been on my Kindle for a hundred years and now I‘m mad at myself for waiting so long to read it. 3y
JenlovesJT47 @AlaMich same here!!! Luckily there are 12 books in the series! Have you watched the show? 3y
AlaMich @JenlovesJT47 I haven‘t seen the show. Have you read the whole series? 3y
JenlovesJT47 @AlaMich no I just finished book one, started the TV show last week. It‘s awesome! On Amazon prime if you have it. (edited) 3y
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inthegreensandblues
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I was in Cornwall last week and Ross and Demelza are everywhere, of course. I snapped a couple of my favorites. 🤣

Ruthiella 😂LEGO Poldark! 3y
Laughterhp That‘s awesome! 3y
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inthegreensandblues
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I was in Cornwall last week and Ross and Demelza are everywhere, of course. I snapped a couple of my favorites. 😄

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AlaMich
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I just can‘t.

#downwithmovietieins

Avanders 🤭😁 3y
lost.in.a.book 😂😂😂 3y
LeahBergen 😆😆 3y
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JoScho 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 3y
LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! 📚📚📚 3y
AlaMich @LeahBergen Thank you! ☺️ 3y
Redwritinghood Happy birthday! 🎂🎂 3y
Aimeesue 😂😂😂 3y
AlaMich @Aimeesue Whyyyyy do they have to ruin wonderful books with appalling tie-in covers?? 😩 3y
Sace I despise tie in covers 😡 3y
AlaMich @RestlessFickleBookHoarder So do I, but this one, with the giant face and trickling blood, is especially heinous. 3y
Sace The "smolder" is pretty annoying too ? 3y
LauraBeth 😹😹 3y
Curiouser_and_curiouser Lol! I did this once in high school over 30 years ago, but I was reading The Shining so the cover was creepy, not tacky, lol! 3y
AlaMich @Curiouser_and_curiouser I‘ve realized recently that I have a thing about photographs on book covers. I don‘t like them in general, but this one is egregiously bad! 3y
Curiouser_and_curiouser @AlaMich I agree with you on this cover. Pink lined paper is an improvement 😉 3y
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annwithane
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Beautiful language!

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Eggbeater
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Mehso-so

This book is well written, the characters were interesting, and I wanted to find out what happened next. But it is so patronizing towards women that I had trouble relaxing and enjoying it. I know it was written in 1945 and about the 1780s, but I can't do the submissive dumb fair maiden/ dominant male thing. And just when I would get into the story, the author would drop a line like " dark-faced, subhuman pygmies." Took my breath away.

Gissy I have this one😱 3y
Eggbeater @Gissy I think it's worth the read, I am just coming at it from a feminist pov. 3y
Gissy Ohhh😲But I'm not going to read it soon. I'm planning to move and most of the books are packed ☹️ 3y
Eggbeater @Gissy gotcha. Moving the books is always a big ordeal. I do not enjoy that part. Good luck with your move! 3y
Gissy Thank you! Maybe I finish buying more books because I don't have any available😂Excuses to buy more books? 🤔Probably🙄☺️ 3y
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Eggbeater
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Closing out the first day of the #24B4Monday #readathon with a respectable time. I've never seen the PBS series based on Poldark, but I've heard it is also good. I am enjoying the book so far minus the animal cruelty. 😵 It's funny, I can read most horror without batting an eye, hurt a dog and I'm going to be sick.

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

BeansPage Girl I'm totally the same way. Kill all the humans but please leave the dog alive. 4y
Andrew65 Great start 👏👏👏m Poldark is a good read. I‘ve recently finished the second book. 4y
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EmilieGR
Mehso-so

A good story but slow pacing

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BibliophileLibrarian
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And so my journey begins with this series...
I love the show, so now it‘s time to compare to the literature in which it was based from. 🤗

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Andrew65
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Finished my third book in the early hours of the second day of the #24B42019 #Readathon
A very enjoyable read and set up well for the rest of the series.
Now up to 9 hours 32 minutes.

GingerAntics I‘ve of course heard of the show, but are the books any good? They sound interesting. 4y
Andrew65 @GingerAntics Yes it was a very enjoyable, although I feel much of it was setting it up for later books in the series. There are 12 books in total and good period historical fiction / saga. 4y
GingerAntics I have noticed that there are a lot of books in this series. 4y
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Andrew65 @GingerAntics The first book was published in 1945 and the last one in 2002! 4y
GingerAntics Oh wow, that is quite a span of time. Definitely going to have to look into these. 4y
Tove_Reads Have you continued with the series? I'm about 200 pages in and still waiting for it to begin. Maybe it's the first-book-in-a-series syndrom again? 4y
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Think a lot of the first one is really about introducing some of the key characters and setting the scene. I did mine by audiobook and haven‘t yet started book 2 but do want to. (edited) 4y
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Andrew65
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Got 4 1/2 hours driving tomorrow visiting family so will finally be listening to book 1 in the Poldark Series. Although very young at the time I remember the original TV series from the 1970s which was essential Sunday night viewing. This is the cover from that tv series.

Ruthiella I‘ve read the first four books in the series and found them very entertaining! Enjoy 😊 4y
umbrellagirl I like the new chap better 😉 4y
tpixie Hmm I guess I was watching The Wonderful World of Disney! I don‘t remember these! (edited) 4y
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Andrew65 @tpixie 😂 I was 9 - 10 when this started airing. 4y
tpixie @Andrew65 we must be about the same age. But we didn‘t watch PBS- except for Sesame Street. I‘ve stacked it. It sounds good!! 4y
Andrew65 @tpixie At that time in U.K. possibly only had 3 channels to choose from. (edited) 4y
tpixie @Andrew65 yes!! 3 channels in US TOO! Times have changed!!! 4y
Andrew65 @tpixie Just a bit! But most probably less quality to watch now than then! 😂 Unless you want reality tv or cooking programmes! Give me a book anytime. 4y
tpixie @Andrew65 ♥️📚♥️ 4y
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Librarybelle
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Ross Poldark embodies #FireAndIce so well...this is the first of the Poldark series. #WinterWonderland

TrishB Good pick 👍🏻 I remember my mum reading these a long time ago! 4y
Booksniffer I'm addicted to the tv series. I have been binge watching. Ross Poldark is a hottie! 4y
DivineDiana Love the TV show! 4y
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DivineDiana
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I have only watched the PBS television series, but the character of the Vicar is the creepiest , most disgusting individual!#nofemmeber #justacreep

Cinfhen This photo is totally creeping me out 😝 4y
rubyslippersreads He‘s a creepier Vicar than Mr. Collins! 😂 4y
DivineDiana @Cinfhen @rubyslippersreads The Vicar you love to hate! 4y
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Librarybelle Oh yes...definite creep! 4y
Billypar Yikes- makes you want to kick out his cane and run the other way! 😂 4y
DivineDiana @Librarybelle I‘ll say! 😉 4y
DivineDiana @Billypar If you only knew! 😉 4y
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Wife
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I have a new name to add to my list of favorite authors: Winston Graham! ❤️ I watched the series first and Ross has been my TV boyfriend for awhile 😉. I picture the actors when I read/listen. I usually shy away from TV/movie covers, but in this case, I don‘t mind them. Prudie and Jud!!!🤣🤣🤣 5⭐️‘s

ReadingVampire 😍😍😍 4y
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JoRead
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Poldark returned tonight on PBS and O-M-Gee, I was at the edge of my seat, holding my pillow so as to cover my eyes or bite it in case things didn't turn out alright 😥😱
But that made me realize, I didn't think I could hate another character as much as I hate sadistic, cruel, hateful Dolores Umbridge but George Warleggan proved me wrong! Who do you think takes the crown for the most evil? #LoatheWarleggan

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CrowCAH
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TONIGHT the new fourth season of POLDARK begins on USA PBS stations; 9pm EST!!!

Julsmarshall So excited to watch! 4y
CrowCAH @Julsmarshall me too! OMG was not the climatic scene heart pounding? I swear I was holding my breath; so suspenseful! 4y
Julsmarshall Yes @crowcah ! I may watch it again! 4y
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Leniverse
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Pickpick

I almost quit this book early on, but decided to give it another couple of chapters. And now I have a new book boyfriend. Ross Poldark is damn near the perfect man. (But I'm happy to not live with 18th century medicine. The cures the doctors come up with in this book are as likely to kill you as any decease!)
The narrator did a really great job too. He even managed to sing as a female character without sounding silly.

LeahBergen I watched the first season of the show (and plan to watch the rest). Have you? 4y
Leniverse @LeahBergen I haven't yet, but Netflix has two seasons so that's where I'm headed next. 😂 4y
LeeRHarry I‘ve been watching the series but haven‘t read the books - waiting for the next series to come out! 4y
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RenePenn
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Pickpick

Read this first book in the series and then realized there was a TV series. Loved the book and the TV series!

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Leniverse
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I don't know if it's my current mood, if this is just not my thing, or if it's the audio that isn't right for me with this book, but I just can't get into this. I haven't watched the show either. Maybe I should try that?

DivineDiana You will love the show! 4y
Leniverse @DivineDiana I suspect you're right! The book is growing on me too. I'll definitely give the show a go. 4y
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MKbookworm
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I don‘t have to work again until Friday night #bliss 📖🍺 I suspect this shall be my life for the next few days. I may venture out but let‘s be honest, this is an #introvert dream.

Mccall0113 So jealous 4y
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bels_books
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This is my July wrap up. The Poldark series and Winner‘s trilogy have been my favorites.

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Zelma
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Pickpick

Well hello, Mr. Poldark. I apparently need to watch this series. 😂

Such a satisfying historical drama, and right up my alley. Loved the setting (post-Revolutionary War Cornwall) and large cast of characters, going about their lives and inviting me out in to the minutiae. I loved big sweeping dramas with multiple generations and focusing on domestic life. This didn‘t have crazy plot points but was very fun to read and live in for awhile.

RealBooks4ever 💜💜💜 5y
rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 4y
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Martta
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Watching Poldark. Really good! I'm hoping to read the books soon as well. 😊

julesG I gave up on the books. I'm just watching the series. 😉 5y
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bels_books
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Pickpick

4/5 ⭐️

I fell in love with the show first, and surprisingly the book followed it well. It deviates only slightly. I love to know what makes characters tick and this book captured their thoughts perfectly.

Read my full review on GoodReads.
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2446678373

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It is completely unfair to leave this hanging and not tell what happened to her. Nope we are just going to jump into the future, switch perspectives, and completely forget that we wrote that chapter. 😳 How did that end???

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bels_books
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Found the show. I almost died when I realized it was based on books. So far the show seems to keep close to the book. 🤞🏼 Let‘s see how long that lasts. 😬

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Zelma
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This is so my jam. I have been staying up way too late reading the last few nights. 😴

JSW I need a new historical fiction obsession. Is this worthy of my time? 😉 5y
Zelma @JSW it has the quietness of a domestic drama, so if that fits your mood, the yes! 5y
ReadingVampire I loved this book and the show was just amazing... 😍😍😍 5y
VeganCleopatra I've been trying to make myself get to this one for years. 😞 5y
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Libby1
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@RachelO !

Thanks so much for the Poldark post card and birthday greetings. 💕

I think it will need to find a home near my copies of the series.

#LittensAreTheBest

rockpools 😂Have you finished the series yet? 5y
Libby1 Hi, @RachelO . I have 2 more books left in the series. I hope to finish it sometime this year. ☺️ 5y
Zelma I‘m so excited I just started this series. I can already see it will be easy to hang out in this world for awhile. 5y
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Libby1 @Zelma - oh, it IS. It feels like I‘m seeing an old friend again when I pick one of them up. 5y
rabbitprincess I borrowed the last two books from my mum! We should have a buddy read 😊 5y
RealBooks4ever 💜💜💜 5y
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Zelma
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Spending my evening with these cuties, snuggling, and a very satisfying historical saga. Just what I‘m in the mood for tonight!

@MinDea #Shippy snuggling with Toby, as usual.

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 5y
MinDea Oh my goodness. Soooooo cute. I love that they snuggle.😍😍😍😍 I wish my shadow would snuggle with Chloe. 5y
MinDea He looks a little orange in this picture. Is that the lighting/photo or does he have more orange than brown/gray? 5y
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Zelma @MinDea it‘s just the lighting and filter. He‘s gray/brown and white. 5y
MinDea That's what I thought! He is the same coloring as Shadow. 5y
MinDea He even has the stripes on his tail like Shadow. Is the very tip of his tail white? 5y
Zelma @MinDea nope, it‘s black. You can see the tip of his tail by his front paw. 5y
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jess_turtlebeanz
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Starting to read the #Poldark series by #WinstonGraham The series on Amazon Prime is slowing down my reading pace #S3

charl08 Happy litsyversary! 3y
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kellock
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Just look at the impressive surf of cornwall 😉 #poldark

sprainedbrain That is quite impressive! 😍 5y
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Libby1
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For any UK based fans of the books or TV series - it starts again tonight!

I think we‘ll get to Bingo very easily with this card!

Susannah 🤣 5y
rockpools Brilliant! I reckon we'll easily get several bingo lines tonight 😆 5y
Ingerella This is too funny! I love Poldark and will save this for when it airs in the US 5y
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MallenNC I wish it were on for us in the US! I can‘t wait 5y
RealBooks4ever Omg, this is fabulous!! 💜 5y
Libby1 @Susannah , @RachelO , @Ingerella , @MallenNC , @RealBooks4ever - funny enough, while quite a lot of the board was covered I didn‘t have a Bingo! 5y
MallenNC @Libby1 They had to save something for the next episode I guess! 5y
Libby1 @MallenNC - suits me just fine! 5y
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PathfinderNicole
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I think that my current read has a #CoolCover because it has Aidan Turner‘s beautiful face on it 😂😂
#ReadingResolutions